“’NOMAD’ was a good word for Nicolae Gheorghe. He was always on the move, with his worldly goods strapped to his back: a laptop, bundles of e-mails, a ring-binder, three shirts.”
Thus, begins the obituary of an influential advocate for the Roma, a traveling people. He was tireless:
- A well-read, multilingual cosmopolitan
- An academic, writing on the plight of the Roma for the Western Press.
- An award-winning point-man for all things Roma to international organizations.
- A gypsy by blood and upbringing.
- An anthropologist of his own people.
- A secretary to an illiterate “King of the Gypsies”
- An activist when Roma were moved into ghettos
- An entrepreneur, setting up the first Roma NGO
He dreamed dreams for the Roma people:
- That talented young Roma would get involved in business and politics.
- That the wider world would understand the Roma as “transnational, representing a society whose ideals were broader, freer and more enterprising than those in nation states.”
Reblogged this on The Daily Advocate By Painspeaks.
This design iis wicked! Yoou obviously know how to keep a reader entertained.
Between your wit and your videos, I wwas almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Wonderful
job. I really loved what you had to say, aand more than that, how you presented it.
It’s in point of fact a nice and helpful piece of information. I’m happy that
you shared this useful information with us.
Please keep us informed like this. Thanks for