Čepiec / The Bonnet

This compelling combination of literary reportage and documentary novel is a personal account of the author. For two years, she has been returning to the secluded mountain village Šumiac in central Slovakia, trying to learn how to sew a bonnet, an important part of the traditional women's clothing of the region. 

 

The Bonnet uncovers the unromanticized relationship between the past and the present and between personal identity and etno-cultural stereotypes as well as the complicated relationship the population's majority has to the Roma minority. 

 

The perceptive inter-generational encounter of two women with different life experiences offers a picture of present-day Slovakia.

 

Number of pages

184

Year

2019

Book category

General Fiction

Issue

1.

Published in

Bratislava

ISBN

978-80-556-4203-1

Book cover

Hardcover