Jan Mirga

Date and place of birth:

20 June 1947, Czarny Dunajec.

Current place of residence:

Czarna Góra.



Current job:

Author, linguist, ethnographer, ski and volleyball instructor, teaching methodologist.

Achievements in life and work:

Obtaining a higher education which was exceptional among Romanis at that time. My students who completed their studies; my two children who graduated from tertiary institutions; my daughter who studies at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków and is Vice President of the International Association of Roma Students "Ternipe".

Are you living your life the way you have always wanted to?

Yes, I am.

What are your plans for the future?

As an author I would like to deal actively with the issues concerning the Romani community. I would like to break down stereotypes with help of my writing.

Life motto, credo, dreams…

I want to be true to myself and to other people; I want to follow my dreams and be always helpful to fellow human beings.