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The Heroic Present: Life Among the Gypsies

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As a boy of twelve, Jan Yoors fulfilled many an adventurous youth's fantasy when he left his comfortable Belgian home to live and travel with a tribe, or "kumpania, " of Gypsies. Adopted into the extended family of Pulika, Yoors passed his days with the patriarch's sons and nephews, learning the traditions and participating in the rituals of the Gypsies, or Romani. As the years passed, he divided his life between the world of his birth, where he became a noted tapestry artist, filmmaker, and war hero, and the world of the ...

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The Heroic Present: Life Among the Gypsies
2004, Monacelli Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781580931373

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