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The Girl from Nowhere By Eliska Tanzer

The Girl from Nowhere by Eliska Tanzer

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Summary

Born in a Romani ghetto, Eliska Tanzer has only one dream - to go to school. But education isn't for gypsy girls...
This is her unflinching account of overcoming poverty and persecution, as she fights to find her place in the world as an educated woman.

The Girl from Nowhere Summary

The Girl from Nowhere: A Romani Ghetto Life by Eliska Tanzer

My mother was a prostitute. My grandmother and great-grandmother were prostitutes.
Maybe I should have given the family business a chance...
BBC RADIO 4 PICK OF THE WEEK, Katie Puckrik

'Eliska's story is an extraordinary and powerful read. It's the ultimate book about survival and an against-all-odds fight to make it in life. Highly recommend.' Clover Stroud

'A scintillating, devastating memoir, and a fiercely witty and unabashed tribute to the toughness of the human spirit.' Damian Le Bas
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To westerners, being Gypsy means being wild, romantic and free.

To Eliska Tanzer, it means being rented out to dance for older men. It means living without running water. It means not being allowed a job or an education. It means being stuffed into a bare room with all your aunts and cousins, fighting over the thin, stained blanket the way you fight over the last piece of half-mouldy bread.

It means joining the family prostitution ring when you're still a child.

But Eliska was given a way out. Slung out of Hoe School and shipped to England in a washing machine box, she thought she had made it. But her dream soon turned into a nightmare.

A moving and timely memoir from a powerful new voice in literature.

The Girl from Nowhere Reviews

'A remarkable book about the hardest of beginnings written in a voice that is vibrant, sparkling, full of irrepressible humour, compassionate intelligence and ultimately forgiveness' Catherine Simpson

-- Catherine Simpson

'A scintillating, devastating memoir, and a fiercely witty and unabashed tribute to the toughness of the human spirit.' Damian Le Bas


'Eliska's story is an extraordinary and powerful read. It's the ultimate book about survival and an against-all-odds fight to make it in life. Highly recommend.' Clover Stroud

About Eliska Tanzer

Eliska Tanzer is a writer and dancer, not always at the same time. She completed a Creative Writing degree at the University of Wolverhampton and this is her first book. Eliska spends her time in the Midlands with an uncomfortably large collection of notebooks and sequins.

Additional information

GOR010510633
9781912624775
191262477X
The Girl from Nowhere: A Romani Ghetto Life by Eliska Tanzer
Used - Like New
Hardback
Mirror Books
2020-02-13
352
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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