Post-pessimists were the only ones who organized parties, exhibitions, they had the magazine [...] it was the only small window through which, you know, you could look abroad and be interested in what is happening on the other side. [...]
There was a kind of tendency to normalize youth life in Kosovo at that time, besides that, it was even something more, because Post-pessimists were part of a regional network, and for many of us it was the first opportunity and the first time we could meet our peers outside Kosovo, and that was very important for that time, because we were living in circumstances where it was impossible, almost impossible, to meet someone who lives outside the borders of Kosovo.
So, Post-pessimists had great influence on how we, as the youth of that time, were formed, those of us who were part of them, I mean, and in general the youth that was part of the activities of Post-pessimists or was associated to Post-pessimists one way or another.
Doruntina Basha was born in 1981 in Pristina. She holds a bachelor in dramaturgy from the Faculty of Arts within the University of Pristina, and a Master’s in Humanistics from the Erasmus Mundus programme in Scotland, Italy and France. She currently lives and works in Pristina.