Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and Their Journey
After the revolutions of 1989, Isabel Fonseca lived and traveled with the Gypsies of Bulgaria, Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, the former Yugoslavia, Romainia, 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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Don't Get GyptedUser Review - Kikuhime - Borders
This is a great Book if you are interested in the story of the Gypsy. It traces their story, as much as possible given their lack of written histoy, through Europe and the world. The book goes in depth into the language, experience and feeling of being a wandering outsider. Read full review
Bury me standing: the Gypsies and their journeyUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Traveling as a journalist, Fonseca stayed with a number of Gypsy families in Eastern Europe between 1991 and 1995. Through her experiences with them, study of the scholarship about them, and ... Read full review