The development of Roma literature is closely connected to the political situation in each country. There is a long-standing tradition of well educated authors in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe.
In the ‘West’ Sinti and Roma used to live in secret for a long time because they feared discrimination. They hardly had any access to education. Therefore only few literary works were published. In the decades after 1989 the number of publications increased significantly in many countries. A team of international experts explores these trends.