We are the Romani People

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Univ of Hertfordshire Press, 2002 - History - 180 pages
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Written by a Romani (Gypsy), this introduction to Roma life, health, food, culture, and society provides an insightful look at this despised by mysterious minority originating in India. Extensively illustrated, it looks at the people, their history since leaving India 1,000 years ago, and their rejection and exclusion from society in the countries where they settled. It offers candid advice on rejecting prejudices and stereotypes and getting to know the Roma as individuals, with short biographies of Roma in many different walks of life.
 

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3.5 stars I thought this was a good introduction to history and culture of the Romani people (more commonly known as “gypsies”). It was interspersed with photos and cartoons, and it was written by a ... Read full review

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This is an average introduction into the study of the Roma/Gypsies. It is written in elementary language with a lot of basic information. I had a feeling it was meant for young children to read. It ... Read full review

Contents

History
1
Slavery
17
Out into Europe
29
Explaining antigypsyism
53
The Gypsy image
64
How European are Romanies?
77
How to interact with Romanies
91
The emergence of Romani organizations
113
Our language
139
Recommended sources
161
Index
174
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