Marian Ghiţă was born in Craiova in the Dolj county of Romania on 9 December 1976. He studied agronomy and sociology and graduated with a Master’s degree in community development and European integration.
Since 2005 he has been an activist in the Romani movement. He was one of the founding members of the Roma Youth Centre ‘Amaro Suno’, which works in the fields of community development, human rights, civic action, education and culture. Additionally, he served as an expert at the regional office of the National Agency for Roma in South-West Oltenia from 2007 to 2015.
Marian Ghiţă has written several books of poetry. His collection Șoaptele mâinii drepte [The whispers of the right hand] won a contest for literary debuts organised by the Lumen publishing house and was published in 2007. It was followed by the collection Durematica, which appeared in a bilingual (Romanian-Romani) edition in 2011 and won the publishing contest of the ‘Art without Colour’ campaign launched by the Ministry of Culture through the National Centre for Roma Culture. Equally successful was his most recent publication, entitled Matematica sufletului [The mathematics of the soul], which, published in 2017, won the literary competition organised by the National Centre for Roma Culture – Romano-Kher.
In addition to winning these literary contests, Marian Ghiţă was awarded two prizes, in 2004 and 2005, and won the poetry competition ‘Only the Poet’, which was organised by the Students’ Culture House in Craiova in cooperation with the Alliance of Student Organizations.
Ghiţă, Marian. 2007. Șoaptele mâinii drepte. Iași: Lumen.
Ghiţă, Marian. 2011. Durematica. Bucharest: Romano Kher.
Ghiţă, Marian. 2017. Matematica sufletului. Bucharest: Romano Kher.