Romani studies

"You could also do a lot worse than buying the entire back catalogue of the University of Hertfordshire Press, a tiny but valiant publishing house which is the main source of Romani Studies in this country. They publish works by many of the acknowledged world experts: Ian Hancock, Thomas Acton and Donald Kenrick among them and a fascinating array of books by Roma people themselves"

Louise Doughty, Independent on Sunday

Books to explore

  • After All These Years

    Author: Maggie Smith-Bendell

    Format: Paperback

    In her bestselling autobiography, Our Forgotten Years (also published as Rabbit Stew and a Penny or Two), Maggie Smith-Bendell told of her life as a Romani Gypsy. Her second book is full of more of her vivid memories, this time set in the context of the long history of the

    Price:
    £8.99

  • All Change!

    Editor: Damian Le Bas , Thomas Acton

    Format: Paperback

    With its broad survey of international Gypsy politics and culture, this collection brings together the leading Romani scholars of the day in wide-ranging and engaging scholarship.

    Price:
    £8.99 £8

  • Big Louie and Me

    Author: George Locke

    Format: Paperback

    George Locke's warm-hearted memoir of life in a very close-knit Gypsy community in the Black Country.

    Price:
    £8.99 £8

  • Danger! Educated Gypsy

    Author: Ian Hancock

    Format: Paperback

    This timely collection of Ian Hancock's selected writings is an attempt to introduce this dangerously educated and educating man through the medium of his work. Within its covers you will find some personal stories and much persuasive scholarship, heartfelt criticisms and sincere advice.

    Price:
    £16.99 £12

  • From Race Science to the Camps

    Author: Herbert Heuss , Frank Sparing , Karola Fings , Henriette Asséo

    Format: Paperback

    Volume 1 of The Gypsies during the Second World War

    Price:
    £12.75 £11

  • Gypsies

    Author: Donald Kenrick

    Format: Paperback

    Scholars have argued for centuries over the origin of the Gypsies and this profusely illustrated book tells their unique story.

    Price:
    £9.99 £8

  • Gypsies and Flamenco

    Author: Bernard Leblon

    Format: Paperback

    This expanded and updated edition, heavily illustrated, traces the development of Gypsy music during the long migration of professional Gypsy musicians from India to Spain and their role in the development of flamenco music.

    Price:
    £9.99 £9

  • Gypsies in the Ottoman Empire

    Author: Elena Marushiakova , Vesselin Popov

    Format: Paperback

    Price:
    £11.99 £10

  • Gypsies Under the Swastika

    Author: Donald Kenrick , Grattan Puxon

    Format: Paperback

    “One of the most important publications in recent decades on the history of the Romanies” Rainer Jaroschek, Lacio Drom

    Price:
    £14.99 £12

  • Gypsy Dialects

    Author: Edward Proctor

    Format: Hardback

    A selective annotated bibliography of materials for the practical study of Romani.

    Price:
    £50

  • Gypsy Politics and Traveller Identity

    Editor: Thomas Acton

    Format: Paperback

    This comparative study of Gypsy politics in Britain and abroad includes work from established Romani Studies' scholars but also from younger writers and represents the cutting edge of scholarship on this subject.

    Price:
    £14.95 £14

  • Here to Stay

    Author: Colin Clark , Margaret Greenfields

    Format: Paperback

    The book looks at Gypsy and Traveller family, community and identity. It asks whether they are "moving on or here to stay" by considering government policy on sites and local authority provision, the conflict between the planning system and the establishment of privately owned sites, and by looking at the

    Price:
    £14.95 £14

  • In the Shadow of the Swastika

    Editor: Donald Kenrick

    Format: Paperback

    Volume 2 of The Gypsies during the Second World War

    Price:
    £12.45

  • Insiders, Outsiders and Others

    Author: Kalwant Bhopal , Martin Myers

    Format: Paperback

    Kalwant Bhopal and Martin Myers look at the often harsh realities faced by Gypsy communities in Britain and shed light on the continuing failure to allow Gypsies to be truthfully represented.

    Price:
    £14.99 £14

  • Learn Romani

    Author: Ronald Lee

    Format: Paperback

    This course of Romani language lessons is aimed at non-Romanis who want to learn Romani, and also at Romani people who wish to re-learn their ancestral language in its modern form.

    Price:
    £14.99 £14

  • Our Forgotten Years

    Author: Maggie Smith-Bendell

    Format: Paperback

    As well as telling the story of her family's ups and downs in the course of their yearly journeys to the pea-fields of Somerset and the hop-gardens of Herefordshire, Maggie recounts her own journey to become a prominent campaigner for Gypsy rights. An autobiography told straight from the heart, Our

    Price:
    £8.99

  • Rokkering to the Gorjios

    Author: Jeremy Sandford

    Format: Paperback

    In the early nineteen seventies British Romany Gypsies speak of their hopes, fears and aspirations.

    Price:
    £11.99 £11

  • Romani Culture and Gypsy Identity

    Editor: Thomas Acton , Gary Mundy

    Format: Paperback

    This book provides scholarly accounts of Gypsy culture, art and music together with contemporary accounts of developments in Gypsy education and health.

    Price:
    £16.95 £16

  • Shared Sorrows

    Author: Toby Sonneman

    Format: Paperback

    A Gypsy family remembers the Holocaust

    Price:
    £12 £11

  • Smoke in the Lanes

    Author: Dominic Reeve

    Format: Paperback

    A classic account of the reality of life as a Gypsy in the 1950s when Travellers lived in horse-drawn wagons and stopped by the wayside in quiet country lanes, but were often driven to ‘atch’ besides main highways as so many of the old stopping places were fenced off or

    Price:
    £9.99 £9

  • Stopping Places

    Author: Simon Evans

    Format: Paperback

    Including many photographs from the period, this book gives vivid first-hand accounts of the traditional life of Gypsies from the South-East of England.

    Price:
    £14.99 £14

  • The Final Chapter

    Editor: Donald Kenrick

    Format: Paperback

    Volume 3 of The Gypsies during the Second World War

    Price:
    £14.99 £14

  • The Roads of the Roma

    Editor: Ian Hancock , Siobhan Dowd , Rajko Djuric

    Format: Paperback

    A PEN anthology of Gypsy writers

    Price:
    £11.99 £11

  • The Roma Struggle for Compensation in Post-War Germany

    Author: Julia von dem Knesebeck

    Format: Paperback

    Thirty years passed before it was accepted, in West Germany and elsewhere, that the Roma (Germany's Gypsies) had been Holocaust victims. And, similarly, it took thirty years for the West German state to admit that the sterilisation of Roma had been part of the 'Final Solution'. Drawing on a substantial

    Price:
    £19

  • We are the Romani People

    Author: Ian Hancock

    Format: Paperback

    This highly readable introduction to Roma life, written by a Gypsy, considers culture, language, politics, society, health, and food to provide an insightful portrait of this fascinating minority.

    Price:
    £9.99

  • What is the Romani Language?

    Author: Peter Bakker

    Format: Paperback

    This book deals with the Romani language - the language of the Gypsies. It does not teach readers to speak the language; rather, it deals with its origin, its current use and status, the beginnings of Romani literature and films and much more.

    Price:
    £11.99 £11

  • Winter Time

    Author: Walter Winter

    Format: Paperback

    Chosen as one of the Daily Express Literary Editor’s “Books of the Year 2004”

    Price:
    £11.99 £11