Česká města
Zahraniční města

Má inkoustová léta

The novel, with great insight and humour, portrays the author's memories of the Bochov holidays and the local Roma community there. However, at the same time it is very critical of some negative phenomena, such as the traditionally subordinate status of Romani women. It reflects the wider context of social events, including the wrongful position of Romani pupils in mainstream education, or how the Roma community experienced the occupation by Warsaw Pact troops in August 1968. The author belongs to the powerful contemporary generation of Roma authors, who have come to avoid describing ancient idyllic communities of the Roma, where tradition and honour are most valued, and dare to deal with intimate and often controversial topics.


Knihovna Václava Havla 2014