Gypsy Roma Traveller Leeds
The permanent site of the Gypsy Roma Traveller Communities
The Project Gutenberg has recently added Charles Leland's "The English Gipsies and their Language", to their catalogue of free, downloadable e-books.
They already have most of George Borrow's works available, such as "Lavengro" and "Romano Lavo-lil".
Whatever their merits as scholarly works, their place in the corpus of literatures about Romani peoples is important, and the availability of them here means that they can be accessed by all.
Adrian Marsh, MA
international Romani Studies Network
The International Romani Writers Association (IRWA) was founded in Karjaa, Finland on July 20th/21st 2002.
The main aims of the association are to promote the multilingual Romani literature, to obtain its recognition as part of world literature and to strengthen the language and culture of Romani people.
It's by no means a complete list, but on this page in the Culture Section you'll find some books that we feel we can recommend for more in depth study or interest.
Bookstart is a national scheme offering free books to every child and advice to every parent. It encourages parents and carers to share books with children from a very early age.
In his own words. Extract from "Gypsies and Travellers in their own words".
Tilly Kelby was born in Salford in Manchester. She talks about the differences between Travellers and "Country People" and her experiences of racism.
Annie Kindon was born in Bawtry, Doncaster. She was seventy-eight when she told her story.
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