Romani Chronicles of Covid-19: Testimonies of Harm and Resilience
Gay y Blasco Paloma and Martin Fotta (editors). 2023. Romani Chronicles of Covid-19: Testimonies of Harm and Resilience. New York: Berghahn Books. 314 pages, 1 illus., bibliog., index. ISBN 978-1-80073-891-1 (Hb), ISBN 978-1-80073-893-5 (Pb) eISBN 978-1-80073-892-8 (eBook)
Romani Chronicles of COVID-19 is a ground-breaking volume in many respects:
- It is the most significant chronicle of Romani experiences with the pandemic and anti-pandemic measures.
- It documents how the pandemic has exacerbated Romani disenfranchisement and the resilience and creativity with which Romanies have responded to the crisis.
- It is global in its scope, covering Romani communities in Czechia, Brazil, Spain, Slovakia and Poland.
- It gathers the testimonies of people from all walks of life: NGO workers, street vendors, activists, scholars, health professionals, and creative writers.
- It experiments with a chronicle as a genre of ethnographic writing.
- Texts deploy a variety of textural formats — personal reflections, memoirs, scholarly analyses, diary excerpts and a short story.
- It provides a roadmap for collaboration and dialogue at a time of global emergency.
The introduction, the table of contents and other information about the book can be found on the publisher’s website: