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He individual first person narratives of people who chose to go. I was interested in reading this book having spent two months living as a volunteer in Romania as well as being a visitor since Did it accord with my experiences Did it ring the same bells It s a well structured book with accounts by a variety of non Romanians who have experienced different aspects of life in Romania across the country I thoroughly enjoyed the book and it took me back to my times in the country It s well written and easy to read It s also urged me to go back to Romania again Buy the book and learn about a misunderstood nation which has unfairly had a bad press in the UK

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Times New Romanian provides a picture of Romania today through t. For the British media Romania still seems to be all about orphans stray dogs and gypsies I ve been three times as a tourist and find it a beautiful and fascinating place inhabited by friendly people but of course as a tourist I know little than the sad press clich s It s all the valuable then to find a book containing the experiences of a wide range of foreigners British Dutch Italians Americans and others who have lived and worked in Romania since the fall of Communism often for many years during which time they have acuired a Romanian family Nigel Shakespear has done a first rate job in gathering together these accounts which are extremely varied everything from entrepreneurs to town planners and aid workers and without exception very interesting and instructive We learn about Romania warts and all the spaga bribes often necessary to get anything done the unwillingness of Romanians to accept responsibility a hangover from Communist days but at the same of peoples friendliness and something about the place that makes this varied cast of foreigners fall in love with the country and a people that feel themselves culturally a part of the wider Europe and want to catch up after all those wasted Communist years This is an exceptionally good book for which Nigel Shakespear must take much of the credit in his choice of contributors no one should even contemplate doing business in Romania without reading it and anyone visiting the country wanting to know about it should pack a copy along with their guidebook of choice

Nigel Shakespear ☆ 1 SUMMARY

And make a life in this country Each chapter a voice each story. This is uite a read Not a book you wade through in a few hours but one to read over a period of time considering each voice individually Nigel has done an excellent job of editing his interviews with many different sorts of people from various countries and backgrounds They are all interesting and together give us a very comprehensive picture of the Romanian character


8 thoughts on “Times New Romanian

  1. says:

    For the British media, Romania still seems to be all about orphans, stray dogs and gypsies I ve been three times as a tourist and find it a beautiful and fascinating place, inhabited by friendly people, but of course as a tourist I k

  2. says:

    Disclaimer Nigel Shakespear has been my friend for several years and his interview with me appears in this book Subjectiv

  3. says:

    I was interested in reading this book having spent two months living as a volunteer in Romania as well as being a visitor since Did it accord with my experiences Did it ring the same bells It s a well structured bo

  4. says:

    I really enjoyed this book It is a triumph not least because it is extraordinary The diverse stories of the people from many parts of the world who have chosen to make a life in Romania are engaging and through them we discover this fascinating country, its people and their culture Nigel Shakespear asks really good quest

  5. says:

    This is quite a read Not a book you wade through in a few hours but one to read over a period of time, considering each voice individually Nigel has done an excellent job of editing his interviews with many different sorts of people from various countries and backgrounds They are all interesting and together give us a very comprehensive picture of the Romanian character.

  6. says:

    Unusual format Works well Eastern Europe is a word away yet we are part of the same political entity I feel it is important to try to get closer

  7. says:

    Fine

  8. says:

    I very much enjoyed reading this book I tend to read a lot fiction than non fiction these days, so it made a pleasant change for me.I liked the format of the book, which consisted of many, short, real life stories from people that had moved into Romania, or worked there, generally as foreigners This made it easy to read in a bitwise fashion I don t think I quite realised the extent of the cultural diversity of the count

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