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Bury me standing : the Gypsies and their journey

Author: Isabel Fonseca
Publisher: London : Vintage, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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After the revolutions of 1989, Isabel Fonseca lived and traveled with the Gypsies of Bulgaria, Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, the former Yugoslavia, Romania, and Albania - listening to their stories and recording their attempts to become something more than despised outsiders. In Bury Me Standing, alongside unforgettable portraits of individuals - the poet, the politician, the child prostitute - are vivid  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Isabel Fonseca
ISBN: 9780099740216 0099740214
OCLC Number: 754708860
Notes: "Featuring a new afterword by the author"--Cover.
Originally published: London : Chatto & Windus, 1995.
Description: 322 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Responsibility: Isabel Fonseca.

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After the revolutions of 1989, Isabel Fonseca lived and traveled with the Gypsies of Bulgaria, Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, the former Yugoslavia, Romania, and Albania - listening to their stories and recording their attempts to become something more than despised outsiders. In Bury Me Standing, alongside unforgettable portraits of individuals - the poet, the politician, the child prostitute - are vivid insights into the wit, language, wisdom, and taboos of the Roma. In a compelling narrative account of this large and landless minority, Fonseca also traces their long-ago exodus out of India and their history of relentless persecution: enslaved by the princes of medieval Romania; massacred by the Nazis in what the Roma call "the Devouring"; forcibly assimilated by the communist regime; and, most recently, evicted from their settlements by nationalistic mobs in the new "democracies" of the East, and under violent attack in the Western countries to which many have fled.

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