The following reading material is recommended for a better understanding the Romani people.
* Romanichal Gypsies by Thomas Acton and David Gallant - ISBN 0 7502 1260 8
Part of the Threatened Cultures Series , this book is aimed at young adult readers. It is excellent for teachers researching the Romani people for a class study or project.
* The Gypsies by Jan Yoors - ISBN 10:0881333050, ISBN 13:9780881333053
An account of how the author joined a Romani travelling group in Belgium before World War II. It gives much insight into the Romani culture of that era.
* Crossing by Jan Yoors - ISBN 0297995049
A sequel to his earlier book, this tells about the Roma in France during World War II under the Nazi occupation.
* Gypsies, Preachers and Big White Bears: One Hundred Years on Country Roads
This book is based on oral history of the Ottawa Valley region. Chapter 9 is devoted to oral history recorded from residents of the area dating from the period when Canadian Roma were still nomadic with horses, wagons and tents.
The Attempted Genocide and Ethnocide of the Roma , by Ronald Lee.
Article published in Cultivating Canada: Reconciliation through the Lens of Cultural Diversity , published by Aboriginal Healing Foundation. ISBN 978-1-897285-98-5
The world must know: The history of the Holocaust as told in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Documents compelling human stories of the Holocaust and includes new insights and updates based on archival information inaccessible until after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the Communist regimes of Eastern and Central Europe.
The Ghosts of Europe: Journeys through Central Europe's Troubled Past and Uncertain Future
Interviewing people throughout Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary, Porter examines the impact of democracy as these countries struggle "under the weight of history and memory." She found disturbing signs of old attitudes, bringing into question Central Europe’s ability to control public demonstrations of hatred, the rise of racial tensions, and the emergence of fascist parties.
A History of the Gypsies of Eastern Europe and Russia - ISBN 0-312-12496-7 (Paperback).
A history of the Roma in the countries of eastern Europe from their arrival through the Communist era and in the new democracies.
The Gypsies by Fraser Angus - ISBN 0-631-19605-6 (Paperback).
An excellent discussion of the Roma from their origin until modern times.
Gypsies, An Interdisciplinary Reader , edited by Diane Tong - ISBN: 0-8153—2549-5 (Hardcover).
A collection of articles by many authors, most of whom are accredited scholars on Roma.
Gypsies Under The Swastika by Donald Kendrick and Grattan Puxon - ISBN: 0 900458 658 (Paperback).
The best work to date in English on the Romani Holocaust.
Gypsies and Flamenco, The emergence of the art of flamenco in Andalusia by Bernard Leblon - ISBN 0-900-45859-3 (Paperback).
One of the best works on the origins of flamenco as it relates to the Spanish Roma.
Gypsies, A Multidisciplinary Annotated Bibliography by Diane Tong - ISBN 0-8240-7541-2 (Hardcover).
An invaluable tool for the serious researcher, this lists all categories of sources on Roma including adult non-fiction and fiction, children's books, scholarly papers, theses and articles.
We Are the Romani People: Volume 28 by Ian F. Hancock - ISBN 1902806190
An illustrated view into the history, health, food, culture and society of the Roma by a Romani author.
Pariah Syndrome: An Account of Gypsy Slavery and Persecution by Ian F. Hancock - ISBN 0897200799
Gypsy slavery and persecution traced back throughout history
A Handbook of Vlax Romani by Ian F. Hancock - ISBN 10:0893572586, ISBN 13:9780893572587
An in-depth description of the Vlax Romani language.
Romani Dictionary: English – Kalderash by Ronald Lee - ISBN 10:0981162673, ISBN 13:9780981162676
A comprehensive modern dictionary of Romani dialects.
Kanadake-Romane Mirikle (Canadian-Romani Pearls) edited by Hedina Sijercic
To commemorate International Romani Day, April 8, 1999, the Roma Community Centre has produced this first-ever booklet of Canadian Romani poems. This 71-page booklet contains poems by Canadian-born Roma, Roma immigrants and Roma refugees – Hedina Sijercic, Mario Iñes-Torres, Julia Lovell, Ronald Lee, Nina Bottaccini, Amdi Asanoski, Aranka Mihalovits and Ron Bankley.
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