18 November 2009
Uncertain Roads: Searching for the Gypsies
I got this book about the Rom for the boys, but ended up reading it myself. There just doesn't seem to be a lot written about the Rom, but I was pleased to read this one. It's not long, and it has lots of pictures, so you don't get a lot from it, but it's always interesting to learn about people in their own words.
The book's almost 20 years old, and things have changed a lot in Eastern Europe since then. Yale Strom met most of the Rom he talks to just after the breakup of the Soviet Union. It would be fascinating to go back and see where these people are now, especially those who were teenagers then.
Disappointingly, my local library doesn't have much else about the Rom.