Thursday, May 6, 2010


Presentation of Romani culture part of 2010 Book World Prague

(the photo is of a painting by Ceija Stojka)


6 May 2010
Prague, May 5 (CTK) -

Romanies will have their representation at the fair Book World Prague 2010 where the Museum of Romany Culture along with the department of Romany studies of Faculty of Arts of Charles University will have its own bookstall, Lucie Matejkova, from the museum, told CTK Wednesday.

Romanies and experts in Romany studies will unveil the books by Romany authors, on Romanies and expert Romany literature, Matejkova said.

The book fair will be attended by some Romany authors such as writer Ilona Ferkova or poet Jan Horvath, Matejkova said.

The Museum of Romany Culture will present its own bookstall for the first time.

Along with books, the bookstall will offer video spots on the activities of the museum as well as recordings of authorship readings by Romany authors.

The Romany authors were invited to the fair by Romany studies experts from the Faculty of Arts of Charles University and the Austrian Institute.

Finnish Romany writer, playwright and script writer Veijo Baltzar will appear at 14:00 on May 15. Two hours later, Ceija Stojka, a Holocaust survivor, Austrian Romany painter and author of the book We Live in Seclusion, will have a performance

1 comment:

Casimire said...

I wish I could buy one of her paintings!!!