Item description for From Coppersmith to Nurse: Alyosha, the Son of a Gypsy Chief (Interface Collection) by Gunilla Lundgren...
Alyosha Taikon, a Swedish-born son of a coppersmith and member of the Kalderash clan of Romanies from Hungary, can neither read nor write. But he has dictated his life story, presented here in both English and Romani. His story of transition from coppersmith to nurse, a decision that led to his rejection by the Gypsy community, is extensively illustrated with striking photographs and humorous drawings and accompanied by footnotes for those using it as an aid to learning Romani. Also included are English translations of some typical Romani stories as told by Alyosha's father.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.06" Width: 6.3" Height: 0.47" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2003
Publisher University Of Hertfordshire Press
ISBN 1902806220 ISBN13 9781902806228