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Walsh, Mikey (26 February 2015). "The Selfies, the gym, the need for validation". Gay Times Magazine. No.442. Millivres Prowler LTD. p.17. If I slept from dusk until dawn and people told me about the beautiful moon at night and my experience was only that pale white shadow that occasionally appears in the day-time sky would I believe in it or would I think that what I saw was what there was? Racism towards gypsies is undeniable, but I think that the solution lies in their hands. Since the racism has a pretty negligible impact on their lives - they live as they please according to this book - they don't really care about it enough to try and change the general perception of them. So be it.
Raine Geoghegan presents a selection of timeless and culturally rich songs and monologues based upon her Romani Roots.
It can be difficult to define Gypsy literature. You can’t place it in a specific geographic area. This makes it independent of national categories, and can create problems with the writing sometimes, since literature tends to invite the imagination of the reader to settle it in a particular space.
Having migrated from the north-eastern part of India centuries ago, one of the distinctive features of the Romani is that they form a minority everywhere. This means that they do not constitute a diaspora (except for the war migrants, such as those the former Yugoslavia). They have been made a people by their common fate, with a little help from the Nazi attitude to minorities.
Es cierto que en algún punto el libro me ha atolondrado un poco al nombrar a demasiados familiares con nombres compuestos a los que es difícil seguirles la pista; y también es cierto que sobre algunos hechos se ceba demasiado (llegando a que el lector, de alguna forma, se inmunice) mientras que sobre otros temas pasa demasiado de puntillas. Pero, aún así, este libro me ha parecido una joya y un acto precioso de valor y literatura que me gustaría que mucha más gente conociese.