MunichRoma ‘literature’ existed only in oral form until the 20th century. Stories, fairytales, traditions and language were passed from mouth to mouth from generation to generation. However, written Roma literature has been developing over the past decades with novels, poetry, theatre plays and memoirs that have been published in Roma language or its translations, and the Roma literature has emerged as a strong part of European literature.
As part of ‘Lesenacht’ Project Irena Eliášová and Erika Olahová (the Czech Republic), Jovan Nikolič (Germany) and Tamás Jónás (Hungary) will present their works. Translations of their texts were created especially for this occasion in cooperation with students of Slavonic studies in Munich.