A False Dawn: Volume 16: My Life as a Gypsy Woman in Slovakia

A False Dawn Volume My Life as a Gypsy Woman in Slovakia The future of the Gypsies of the Czech and Slovak Republics does indeed look dark But the indomitable spirit of Ilona Lackova is an inspiration for her fellow Roma Her life spans the century One of th

  • Title: A False Dawn: Volume 16: My Life as a Gypsy Woman in Slovakia
  • Author: Ilona Lackova
  • ISBN: 9781902806006
  • Page: 265
  • Format: Paperback
  • The future of the Gypsies of the Czech and Slovak Republics does indeed look dark But the indomitable spirit of Ilona Lackova is an inspiration for her fellow Roma Her life spans the century One of the nine children born in a Gypsy settlement in Slovakia where they grew up, despised and mocked by the peasants on whom they depended for work, she was married early and The future of the Gypsies of the Czech and Slovak Republics does indeed look dark But the indomitable spirit of Ilona Lackova is an inspiration for her fellow Roma Her life spans the century One of the nine children born in a Gypsy settlement in Slovakia where they grew up, despised and mocked by the peasants on whom they depended for work, she was married early and at the outbreak of war was a mother herself Fear of the fascist Hlinka Guard who shaved the heads of Gypsy girls and sent the men to labour camps dominated their lives New opportunities came with the arrival of the Russians and the hope of a new life in a socialist society where all were equal She wrote a play about life in a Gypsy settlement during the war and toured the country with a theatre company of family and friends Education and appointment as a party official gave her a chance to help her fellow Gypsies whose conditions were even worse than before the war But the socialist state was a false dawn, the Roma were discouraged from using their own language, began to lose their self respect and were sometimes starving This is the fascinating story of a woman whose life has been an exercise in building bridges to span the chasm of misunderstanding between two worlds Romipen Romani tradition, culture and language has been the guiding force of her life, a source of strength and independence whatever the circumstances Here is the world as seen through the lucid and critical gaze of Gypsy eyes Scathing irony gives the reader an insight into Romani social and cultural life, its joys and sorrows, festivals and crises, the troubles associated with finding a place to live, with work, with school, the Second World War and the politics of racism and rejection BOOK JACKET.

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    1. Although I felt like Lackova jumped around a great deal in the first half of the book, her narrative became more focused and organized in the second half. I also came to very much admire and respect Lackova because she dedicated herself to helping her people. The question is who are her people? She calls them the Vlax Romani. I read on a website dealing with the tribes of the Romani that the Vlax aren't part of these tribes. Judging from what I've read, they are probably descendants of Romani wh [...]


    2. "People were talking about equality - and the Gypsies were still in the same place they were before", 25 May 2015This review is from: A False Dawn: My Life as a Gypsy Woman in Slovakia (Interface Collection) (Paperback)Quite an interesting autobiography from a section of the community who have little in the way of written accounts: Ilona Lackova grew up in eastern Slovakia prior to World War 2. For me the most interesting part was that about her young life, and the Romany lifestyle of this era. [...]


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