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We Are Gypsies Now

Author : Danielle de Picciotto
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We Are Gypsies Now

Author : Danielle De Picciotto
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Artist-musician-writer Danielle de Picciotto seemed to have it all. Cool apartment in the heart of happening Berlin, adoring rock star husband, international art career, far-flung network of long-time friends, impeccable social media profile . . . Yet Danielle found herself in an existential crisis of epic proportions that no amount of binge-watching Breaking Bad could cure. When Danielle and husband Alexander Hacke renounced the idea of a "home" to become digital age "gypsies," she began to see the clouds of despair parting before her and a better, more fulfilling way of life almost magically begin to emerge. We Are Gypsies Now! is the transcendently Illustrated and emotionally transparent journal of the adventures and internal struggles of their first year on the road "with no direction home." Experiencing We Are Gypsies Now! is to embark on Danielle's deeply personal journey and to possibly heed her call for a more imaginative approach to life in our over-mediated and covertly alienated age. Switching between diary, autobiography and speculation, We Are Gypsies Now! explores the nomadic option as perhaps the only possible cultural and social response to gentrification and consumerism . . . . Reading this is an inspiration, a wake-up call, and perhaps even a demand to once again embrace the liberating freedom of chance. -- Jack SargeantIt's like being handed a pair of magic glasses and suddenly seeing all of the invisible bounds and barriers blocking our creative vision. Clearly it illustrates how we are slowly starving ourselves of the inspirational sustenance we crave while choking down the dry crumbs of our dying culture. -- Johanna WentThis book is as close to "home" as it gets. The adventure is in every line. Picturing Danielle drawing this work all over the world is transporting. We can see her . . . a fascinating woman, long hair in her tilted face, across a piazza or on a park bench or a rainy veranda in Mexico with a black pen and a road-ratty drawing book. The artwork is so strong it could tell a story with no words at all. -- Carla BozulichHer drawings are sensitive, spontaneous and intuitive, perfectly transporting you into the world she is describing. -- Interview magazineDanielle de Picciotto has the talent to portray her journey in a magical, fairylike style--even the banal moments. Her story deals with the quest of searching for a place to live and finding happiness. This book could already be an answer. -- Vogue magazine

Memoir on the language of the Gypsies as now used in the Turkish Empire

Author : Alexandros Geōrgios Paspatēs
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Memoir on the Language of the Gypsies as now used in the Turkish Empire Translated from the Greek by Rev C Hamlin From the Journal of the American Oriental Society vol VII 1861

Author : Alexandros G. PASPATES
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Please Don t Cry

Author : Maria Herkal
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It’s shortly after World War II in Eastern Europe when a tormented young woman steps up to the door of a speeding train...and prepares to throw her baby outside. What happens next will forever alter the lives of the young woman, the horrified teacher who steps up to stop her...and the three-month old baby born into such dark circumstances. And so begins the life of Yugoslavian Ramona, whose childhood will be terribly marred by the weaknesses of those entrusted with her care. Buffeted from place to place with the violent secrets of how she came to be slowly revealed to her, Ramona eventually decides to leave the horrors of her childhood behind for a new start in Canada. There she begins to find her way and learn to love...until fresh tragedy sends her life off course and she finds herself trapped in an abusive marriage as miserable as her childhood. But Ramona has endured so much; she has vast reservoirs of strength within her. Now with two children of her own to protect, she slowly begins to extricate herself from the horror of her marriage to build a new life, free of abuse at last.

Gypsy and Traveller Ethnicity

Author : Brian A Belton
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The book explores the notion of Gypsy and Traveller ethnicity and provides a critique of the conceptual basis of racial and ethnic categorisation. An analysis of the post-war housing situation is given in order to illustrate a connection between social and economic conditions, legislation affecting gypsies and travellers and the visibility and general consciousness of the gypsy and traveller population. The originality of the book lies in its argument that the position of gypsies and travellers largely arises out of social conditions and interaction rather than political, biological or ideological determinants. It puts forward the notion of an ethnic narrative of traveller identity and illustrates how variations of this have been defensively deployed by some travellers and elaborated on by theorists. Belton focuses on the social generation of travellers as a cultural, ethnic and racial categorization, offering a rational explanation of the development of an itinerant population that is less ambiguous and more informative in terms of the social nature of the gypsy and traveller position than interpretations based on 'blood', 'breed', 'stock', ethnicity or race that dominate the literature.

Bury Me Standing

Author : Isabel Fonseca
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Gypsies have always intrigued and fascinated - partly because of their mysterious origins, and partly because of the romance of nomadism. But because they resist assimilation, having survived as a distinct people for over a thousand years, they have also been the victims of other people's nationalism and xenophobia. In this fascinating and timely study, Fonseca focuses particularly on the gypsies in Eastern Europe (an estimated 6 million), and their future as a distinct race within a nationalist Europe. While researching the book, Fonseca learned Romany and stayed with the gypsies, becoming deeply involved with their lives, and befriending several gypsy kings. The result is a clolourful and frank book, filled with enthusiasm and curiosity, without lapsing into piety or romanticism.

Gypsy Spirit

Author : Rita Karnopp
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Few people realize that being Gypsy in 1943 Poland was as dangerous and frightening as being a Jew. It is guessed that between five hundred thousand to one million Gypsies perished during the Holocaust, the Porraimos (the devouring) as the Gypsies called it. Gypsy Spirit is the story of fifteen year-old Zilka Sucuri, a Gypsy girl who is thrust into the horrors of the Holocaust. Her life of traveling from town to town, singing and dancing the Gypsy way comes to an unconscionable stop when a SS death squad shoot every man, woman, and child in her kumpania. If she had not literally been up a tree, she would have been among those lying dead in a mass grave. Her lungo drom (the long road) takes her across Poland, Austria, and Germany in a driving struggle to help an American pilot return safely to his unit so he can return to bomb the many concentration, work, and death camps all across Poland and Germany. Her efforts reveal the truths of Belzec, the challenges of the partisans, and the burning desire to survive to be a living witness of what truly happened to the non-Aryans of Hitler’s Germany. Gypsy Spirit is a story of the driving spirit of a Gypsy girl, who took it upon herself to document the truth. Her strength and determination brings to light a story of magnanimity and the fears and atrocities such a Gypsy girl might have lived through.

Stealing Gypsy Treasure

Author : Joyce M. Christian
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Have you encountered a Gypsy Vanner horse? If you can answer yes to that question, whether you are a horse person or not, you have, if for only a moment, been captivated. The out-of-the-box beauty of these horses has been turning heads since the late 1990s when they were first introduced as a breed. The horse is a lifetime achievement of the Gypsy culture in Ireland and England. However, given the nature of this culture, the world of the internet and the horse industrys driving force, horse trading, confusion rather than understanding has appeared in the form of multiple breed names, multiple registries, and variety rather than consistency in breeding. Stealing Gypsy Treasure offers food for thought and clarity for those who have been drawn to these mysteriously magical and enchanting animals. If you are new to these horses, this will be a welcome introduction to the Gypsy people and how nature chose this intriguing culture to create one of its most remarkable works of art.

The Hills

Author : P.A. Nelson
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The Hills is a true story experienced and told to me over the years by my mother, Beth. This story about my mothers childhood began in Lepanto, Arkansas and ended in Concrete, Washington. There was a lot of pathos, happiness, and learning about life that we dont see in our families today. Mothers fi rst seven years were spent in a little 2 bedroom house in Arkansas where she learned family values. The second part of her journey in growing up was three weeks spent in a Model A crossing the United States in a move to improve the quality of their lives. Upon arrival in Concrete, Washington, her family settled into a situation where they had a much nicer lifestyle for a time. It is a true story of how families were making it in the Big Depression.