Tera Fabiánová (Slovakia, 1930-2007) was one of the best and most famous Romani writers. Fluent in four languages and self-taught in literature, she was also a gifted poet. She grew up in a rural settlement until she settled in Prague in 1946, where she worked for thirty-five years as a crane operator. Fabiánová’s work includes short stories, poems and fairy-tales and deals, among other topics, with the position of the Roma people in society and the position of women in the Roma family.
*Photo: Tony Hübschman.