Literary Nonfiction. Women's Studies. Romani Studies. ROMANI WOMEN IN CANADA: SPECTRUM OF THE BLUE WATER is grounded upon Romani women's lived experience as writers, essayists, visual artists, and activists. Reflecting the panoply of women's voices, the book links everyday experience and a social critique of the factors that enable and constrain women's lives. Through incisive creativity, pragmatic action, and affective networks, the book is a consolidation of diverse expressions of agency and collectivity. Sharing a will to advance the dignity of women's lives, the contributors are as plural as their subject matter. Canadian Romani women are impressively diverse in their attachments, status, beliefs, and identities. The chapters in this book illustrate this multiplicity by traversing creative practices and writing motifs. Contributors are visual artists, fiction and non-fiction writers, poets, scholars, and essayists. Reflecting the breadth of contributors' creative genres, the book is eclectic in content with multiple forms of writing and images.
Hedina Tahirović-Sijerčić is an instructor of Romani Language and Literature at the University of Zagreb, Croatia. Currently a doctoral candidate at the Katholieke Universiteit (ku) Leuven in Belgium, Tahirović-Sijerčićis major contributor to world Romani literature. She lives in Sarajevo.
Cynthia Levine-Rasky is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. Her book, Writing the Roma, was published by Fernwood Books in 2016. She lives in Toronto.
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