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Books, Research and Publications on Gypsy, Roma & Travellers

This area will feature recommended books, magazines and research articles on Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities.

We will endeavour to update this area regularly.

Books by Miriam Wakerly

About the Author After a varied working life including freelance writing, teaching, PR and Marketing, Miriam launched her first novel the day after her retirement in 2008. She belongs to the Society of Authors and gives talks. Gypsies Stop tHere Will uprooting herself from London to live in the English countryside help Kay escape guilt-ridden […]

Genocide Revealed: New Light on the Massacre of Serbs and Jews under Hungarian Occupation

The untold story of the massacre named “Razzia” (Raid) which took place in January 1942, committed by the Hungarian Nazi forces in an occupied part of northern Serbia – Backa. This book unveils the most important details of the massacre, implicating the Hungarian regent (governor) Miklos Horthy. Besides murdering Serbs, Jews and Roma, Horthy had […]

Gypsy Traveller Folk Tales

24 traditional tales and 4 poems from the Traveller culture – England, Wales, Scotland & Ireland. Wonderfully illustrated with over 40 line drawings by Romany artist Amaletta. Meet Smallbones, Connor who just can’t get it right, and a host of adventures from the Traditional Jack. What happens to Bridget and the fairies, what’s special about […]

Holocaust Books

The following books have been recommended by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust. The author can also give talks in schools and Universities. Settala’s Last Road By Janna Eliot This is a fictionalised account of Settela’s short life. In 1944, Settala, a young Dutch Sinti Gypsy, was sent to Auschwitz. This is her story. Available from Cottage Books […]

New Roma Communities in England

The New Roma Communities in England, a Strategic Guide for Directors and Senior Management is now available. It has been published by European Dialogue. “This guide has been produced at the request of many officials working in local authorities working with Roma and on Roma issues, primarily for the benefit of those who employ staff […]

Out of Site – Challenging racism towards Gypsy, Roma & Travellers

Aims of the pack To familiarise young people with a range of information and skills that will enable them to challenge negative stereotypes and racism towards Gypsy, Roma and Travellers. To increase young people’s understanding of issues of diversity and identity. To promote young people’s involvement as active and responsible citizens in a growing multi-cultural […]

Romani Folk Tales

Janna Eliot has adapted and illustrated three Romani poem-tales. She uses these stories in her workshop sessions but they are also available to buy. Contact Janna at: romaroadzyahoocouk Tasty Stone Soup A passing stranger transforms a stone into a tasty meal. £2.50 a copy. The Magic Stones A childless couple find happiness when stones turn into babies. £3.50 a copy. […]

The Gypsy ‘Menace’: Populism and the New Anti-Gypsy Politics

The Gypsy ‘Menace’: Populism and the New Anti-Gypsy Politics, Edited by Michael Stewart, Published by Hurst. Across Europe, Roma and Gypsies are suffering increasing intolerance and hostility. The social and economic shifts of the last thirty years, the resurgence of populist politics, and a noticeable increase in inter-ethnic violence and hate crimes has shaped the […]

The Gypsy Crown

by Kate Forsyth Available in Waterstones book shops £7.99 published by Scholastics (in the 9 – 12 section children’s section) – suitable for KS2 and KS3 A great new book  – an adventure story about a Gypsy family, the journey of 2 Gypsy children trying to save their family, with a historical setting (life when Cromwell […]

When The Gypsies Were Jews

For centuries it was assumed that the Gypsies were of Indian origin, with only linguistics as a foundation for academia’s claim. This book, written By a Romani Gypsy, provides the answer to the many mysteries which surround the Romani people and their true origin. From DNA, to Gypsy law, culture and traditions, to the study […]

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