Bulgaria may lose Dimitar Talev’s native house in Prilep, North Macedonia.
For years, its owner has been asking our country to buy it, but there has been no reaction from the Bulgarian side. After his death, its owner was his widow – an old and sick woman who could not support it. Now she appeals to our country again.
On September 1 – the day on which the 124th anniversary of the birth of the writer and author of “The Iron Lighthouse”, “The Bells of Prespa”, “Ilinden” and “I hear your voices” BGNES published an interview with Snezhana Acheska, who asks Bulgarian politicians to preserved Talev’s native house by buying it and turning it into a cultural home of Bulgaria. The woman offers it to our country for 100 thousand euros.
“My greatest wish is for Dimitar Talev’s house to become Bulgarian, to become the cultural home of Bulgaria. I cannot understand why Bulgaria is sleeping. They can also put a plaque, but Bulgaria must be a country. To show himself in the light of a real state and to bow before the case of Dimitar Talev. Let him go back to where he started. He has left this house and Prilep – let him return. And may his spirit rest in peace“, says Acheska.
She says that her husband left sad because of Bulgaria’s neglect of Talev’s house.
“Where is Bulgaria? Why are you sleeping?! I cannot understand why Bulgaria is sleeping. I have been repeating it for years: “The amount for a country is ridiculous and the country does not take care to collect a minimum of 100,000 euros for a house with 10 rooms that can also be turned into a hotel”. The Dimitar Talev Foundation was created, but nothing was done. People don’t give money. I think that’s a shame. Having Bulgaria’s cultural center in the center of Prilep is a big deal – says Acheska. – I expect the Bulgarian state to come and buy it. Give them the keys while I’m alive. My husband died sad and said to me: “Live to accomplish what you set your mind to.” Here, I am still alive, I will soon turn 72 years old, and I am asking the Bulgarian state to speed up this process, because I do not know when I will leave. This country also expelled my children – all three are abroad, and I was left alone. At least to finish what I started 20 years ago. I started with Stefan Danailov and Parvanov and so far nothing.”
Snezhana Acheska, photo: BGNES