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Pictures from the Fire Gaye Hiçyılmaz

Pictures from the Fire

Gaye Hiçyılmaz

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ISBN : 9781858818962
Paperback
264 pages
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Emilias family are Romanian gypsies and believe she has brought shame on them. Locked in the familys 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 inMoreEmilias family are Romanian gypsies and believe she has brought shame on them. Locked in the familys 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 familys flight to England hidden in a lorry, her joy at going to school, and the familys 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.