Alida Karakushi is a student of Political Science at the University of New York in Tirana, Albania. Alida regularly contributes articles to the Tirana dailies on current social and political issues. Her blog The Art of Living has given a voice to those in Albania who consider conventional media’s role too circumscribed by business and politics.
Albana Karakushi moved to the United States from Albania in 1996. She received her MA from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. Growing up, she and her sister Alida formed a bond through the books and poems they shared. Albana translates all of her sister’s writing from Albanian into English.