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 …

International Romani Day

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The First World Romani Congress 8th April 1971, forty-eight years ago, the First World Romani Congress was held on the outskirts of London, in Orpington, Kent. Organised by members of the Gypsy Council and the Comité International Rom, the meeting and its associated open-air music festival on Hampstead Heath, would mark a high point in the history of Romani and Traveller people. The …