Nino Revazishvili was born in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, and she is Georgian with all her heart. She graduated from university in Georgia, where she majored in journalism. She has lived in France for four years. During these years, she has tried to adapt to France, a country who is like a stepmother for her and for whom Nino is like a child who has finally been accepted for adoption. While she has not yet been able to work in France as a journalist, she has worked as a Georgian translator for CADA OGFA, an organization that welcomes people requesting asylum in France. Currently she works in a clothing boutique and volunteers to help people struggling with the French language, helping them with what’s needed for staying in France. She created a Facebook page, WorldMigrants, for which she has plans that are not yet realized, and she maintains hope of bringing this and other storytelling projects to fruition one day.
GEORGIAN TEXT BY NINO REVAZISHVILI ENGLISH TRANSLATION BY LIKA MAMASAXLISI PHOTOS BY JOEL CARILLET AND LIKA MAMASAXLISI
We’re excited to expand our Sans Frontières series of stories with yet another script, Georgian script, that reminds us that the Latin alphabet and script are not the only way of reading and recording the world’s life. We hope you will enjoy this heartwarming introduction to the country of Georgia from one of her expats living abroad.