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Di Frances Oliver Catania (del 08/03/2014 @ 09:08:26, in Kumpanija, visitato 1685 volte)

In italiano era già disponibile in versione cartacea che in ebook, così ci abbiamo preso gusto, ed ecco la versione in inglese.

Hajrija Seferovic, known as Maria (Bebé to her family) was born to Kalderasha parents in 1938 in the ex Yugoslavian town of Travnik, the first of five children. Her family travelled often in search of ways to earn a living, among other things selling horses, and making copper pots and plates which they would sell in local markets. Maria remembers a difficult but happy childhood living in tents in a large 'Kumpanji'. During these journeys her group came to Italy often. At the beginning of the war in Bosnia , with the help of the United Nations, the family managed to escape. Some went to live in France others to Germany and some to the United States. Maria and her family went to Turin where they stayed for ten years.
by Frances Oliver Catania

And what about You, how many Gypsies do you know? That was the slogan in a UNAR campaign (2012). This little volume doesn't talk about the Roma culture or about the origins of their language or of the persecutions that they have suffered it talks about getting to know each other.
The Roma and the Sinti are among us everywhere in Italy and in Europe, and when allowed to, they work alongside us, and send their children to school with our children. Why should it be different in Pessano con Bornago? How do you think that they can improve their situation if we deny them the possibility to shake off the shackles of poverty?
This booklet tells of a culture that can't be found in anthropological texts, but which lives on a daily basis in this area North East of Milan. In short, for once it doesn't talk about the things that they need (or rather that they have every right to) but of what they can teach us right now if they had the chance, because they are here among us.
Practical evidence: I am sure that all of you (even those who can't stand gypsies) are interested in knowing something about STAYING HEALTHY and FOOD. You will see that even an old Roma grandmother can teach us something.
THAT'S THE FIRST REASON. The second is that this family, who live nearby today (possibly with something to teach us), tomorrow are somewhere else teaching someone else. Whether they live in a caravan or in a house, under a bridge or in an encampment doesn't change a thing about the wealth of knowledge and experience that they have in their culture. Wherever they go, wherever they stop they have to find the possibility of a way to live.
The third point, which is just as interesting, is GAINING SOMETHING (you as much as Maria and her family). We are not asking for charity but for shared respect. As long as people depend on the generosity of others there will always be people on the margins of society, people who are easily got rid of.
If you find what Maria has written interesting, this booklet is not at all expensive for you, and the proceeds will all go to her which will be a significant help to her.
Money is important, sure, but after so much time spent living side by side, more important, with this booklet we can start to build a relationship TOGETHER.
To all you readers, with sincere good wishes that we can travel this road together.
Sastipé, But thaj Baxt savorrenge (Good health, Work and Good Luck to you all)
by Fabrizio Casavola 

Copyright Licenza di copyright standard
Edizione III edizione
Pubblicato 6 marzo 2014
Lingua Inglese
Pagine 29
Formato del file PDF
Dimensioni del file 12.87 MB
Prezzo: € 2,50

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