Book Review: Tales from the Garbage Hills

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Berji Kristin: Tales from the Garbage HillsLatife Tekin (trans. Ruth Christie, preface by John Berger, intro. by Saliha Paker) This novel was originally published in 1984 in Turkish, as Berci Kristin Çöp Masalları, the second in a three–book cycle by the writer Latife Tekin (Dear Shameless Death, and Swords of Icebeing the others, though each is an independent novel in itself). She …

Working with Romani and Traveller Children

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A workshop for artists, community–workers and educators The RCAC ‘Missing Manual’ Training 17th December 2019 Romani Cultural and Arts Company invited a small group of artists, community–workers and educators to join a workshop, led by Dr Adrian Marsh, where materials, topic sheets, activity plans and guidelines on ‘best practice’ were shared, a series of practical exercises took place and the …

Romani dance and music in Turkey

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24 September 2019 (19:00 to 20:30) 2019 – 2020 Lecture Series The Romani and Traveller peoples of Turkey (Romanlar, Domlar, Lomlar, Gezginler, Abdallar and others), have been present in Anatolia and Thrace (Anadolu ve Trackya) since the Byzantine period, arriving at a similar time to the first Saldjûk (Selçuk) Turks began to settle in eastern regions, c.1050. Originally from India, …