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The Local Story > East of England > Cambridgeshire

Romany Poet

Kathleen Cunningham was a Romany poet who put pen to paper in order for her grandchildren never to forget where they came from.

Among her many books were Jel Akai Chavvies (Come here Children) and the Great Romany Showman which recalled the life of her Grandfather Esau Carmen. In this film made shortly before her death in 2008, she talks about her life as a writer and proud Romany poet.

Also see the article "Poetry in Motion >

Order Books by Kathleen Cunningham

Publications from Kathleen including "The Great Romany Showman" are available from Cambridgeshire Race Equality & Diversity Service - Team for Traveller Education CPDC, Foster Road, Trumpington, Cambridge CB2 9NL

01223 508 700

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Dispelling Myths

One of the aims of GRTHM is to counter-balance the widespread ignorance of Traveller communities that often leads to hatred and conflict. Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month celebrates our culture and history by tackling the negative stereotyping and prejudices that have led to this situation.

Myths and truths >