Poetry and Prejudice:

"Garavi sokak" kao didaktičko sredstvo u suzbijanju stereotipa
Poetry and Prejudice: "Garavi sokak" as Means of Fighting Stereotyping

Author(s): Elvira Čorbo, Anja Krunić
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Serbian Literature
Published by: Mas Media d. o. o.

Summary/Abstract: This paper analyzes the collection of poems „Garavi sokak“ by Miroslav Antić, a book which with is content poses questions of multiculturality and notions of Other in ethnic and cultural sense. Authors of the paper have recommended this book for school reading because it has capability to challenge prejudice against Roma minority. Having in mind simplicity of its language and humanist message, this book is way to promote diversity and condemn tyranny. Introduction defines terms prejudice and discrimination and also summarizes the position of Roma minority in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The main part of the paper analyzes book through selected examples that in aesthetically worthy manner and with strong message challenge dominant notions of Roma life: poverty, violence, premature marriage, but also exotic images such is music, dancing, singing, divination, etc. What contributes to this is that poems show Roma life from perspective of children, and precisely this is considered key feature of book, since it can inspire empathy in young readers and shatter stereotypical thinking, along with learning about poetic and stylistic tecniques.

  • Issue Year: 1/2018
  • Issue No: 5
  • Page Range: 53-90
  • Page Count: 38
  • Language: Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian