Pictures From the Fire

Pictures From the Fire

Book - 2003
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Emilia's family are Romanian gypsies and believe she has brought shame on them. Locked in the family's rooms in a refugee hostel, isolated and afraid, she finds a notebook and begins to draw a picture diary of her life: poverty and persecution in Bucharest, the family's flight to England hidden in a lorry; her joy at going to school, and the family's abrupt departure following a race riot. And as she finishes the last picture, she is shocked into an act of courage that may open the door to freedom.

Gaye Hicyilmaz has a rare gift of empathy and her picture of the closed world of Romanian gypsies, and of the racial hatred they encounter, is truthful, uncompromising, and compelling.

Publisher: London : Dolphin, 2003.
ISBN: 9781858818962
1858818966
Characteristics: 264 p. ;,20 cm.

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