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Bronisława Wajs (born 1908 or 1910, died 1987), better known by her Romani name Papusza (meaning ‘Doll’), was a Polish-Romani poet from the Polska Roma group of Roma people.
Never schooled, she learned reading and writing all by herself, both in Romani and Polish, and became one of the most known, if not THE most known Romani poet. She wrote her poetry in Romani, and the prose in Polish.
Read more about her HERE.