“Zoli” by Colum McCann

ZoliZoli is a young Roma girl from Czechoslovakia. A gypsy. And one that learns to read and write and thus eventually viewed as someone with power. She is orphaned as a young girl, raised by her grandfather. It is a fascinating story and based on the true story of Gypsy poet Papsuza. Colum McCann is excellent at writing stories based on the truth, but fictionalized to make up for the information missing. Published 2008.

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