Xhevat Limani On the search of my destiny Xhevat Limani was born in Strugë, Macedonia. He did his elementary and secondary education in Strugë and his university degree in Prishtina. Xhevat is a very well-known actor, director and playwright in Shkup, Tiranë, Gjilan, Prishtinë, Wiena and New York. He has also published eight books to date. Very much a ‘man of the world’ Xhevat agreed to share with us his wonderful story and tell us about his projects.        How difficult is it for an actor to start a new life in a new country? Whilst taking my past with me in terms of my experiences and memories, in order to follow your dream you sometimes have to dive straight in and fight with the waves of the ocean. If you want to keep your genes, your nationality, your ambition and your dreams you sometimes have no choice but to keep swimming even during the storms in order to reach the land of our hopes and survive. How do you remember your first year in America? It was the end of March 2012 and the promised land of America was ready for me. I didn’t know any words in English although I knew 8 other languages but they didn’t help. I should have learned English and I blamed myself. I spent one month at the Atlantic Ocean, New Heaven, from the morning to the evening where the sun was rising every day in front of my eyes. What should I do? I asked myself. Should I look for a low paid job? I felt like I was cheating myself in respect of the art that I have been doing for many years. I was an actor in more than 6000 roles in many places of the world, but I used to s [...]

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