Antonia Young

Antonia Young

writer and anthropologist

Antonia Young is an anthropologist who has worked extensively in Albania and elsewhere in the Balkans. She is the author of 'Women who Become Men: Albanian Sworn Virgins' (published by Berg Press). Antonia lives in Skipton in England.

— Articles by Antonia Young —

Magazine article

Women's lives in High Albania

by Antonia Young

Under the kanun code, which governs life in the mountains of northern Albania, women do not inherit. They barely even have a name. Yet, under certain circumstances, it is possible for women to break free from this patriarchal strait-jacket. Join us as we explore the world of Albania's sworn virgins.