This highly readable introduction to Roma life, written by a Gypsy, considers culture, language, politics, society, health, and food to provide an insightful portrait of this fascinating minority. In surveying the Gypsies, their origins and history and their exclusion from society, Ian Hancock offers candid advice on rejecting prejudices and stereotypes and getting to know the Roma as individuals. There is also a section of short biographies of Roma from many different walks of life.
Interface Collection Vol. 28
Published November 2002; 208pp; paperback
“Romanies are little understood either in east or west. Ian Hancock helps to redress the balance with We Are the Romani People” Louise Doughty, Guardian
“This easy-to-read, gripping book ... gives us the chance to be better informed next time we talk about these Gypsies” Dimitrina Petrova, European Roma Rights Centre, Budapest
“... intellectual tour de force that will grab the interested reader by the throat until the last page is turned” Thomas Acton, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
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