Don’t let people tell you what you can do!
I’m Ilona Nótár. My mother’s daughter, the mother of two daughters. Gypsy in my heart, Hungarian in my soul, a writer. Teacher. Pedagogue. Researcher.
Success? I draw the line for myself quote low – which for others is incredibly high – : I want to be the creek that you can immerse yourself in, cools you down, you can play in it, but doesn’t create a border between people. If that succeeds, I’m done. I am trying to fill in the cracks and create a bridge between people: between one Person and the other. If you ask my what my job is: it’s this. I fill cracks. I teach if necessary: children, teenagers, adults and elderly. I play with them and get serious, communicate and resolve crises, write, clean up, talk, cry, laugh and educate. And I also hug.
You can read about my work (intercultural communication, health communication education), my professional experiences (abroad and at home, at university and in small schools, at foundations and NGOs, in the street and squares, in the ghetto), you can read my short stories and even whole books, you can follow my waves and find your place in them.
Get ready, be brave and come with me! I’ll show you around. Just click 🙂
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Ilona Nótár: What the Woman Wants
With this collection of short stories I create a delicious chocolate monument full of carbohydrates to Women who live their lives in quiet, our silent heroines. They can enchant the people around them into happiness, and do this unnoticed. This book is also for men who have never realized how much it hurts us, how hard it is, how we enjoyed it and desired it and want one more and would do it again… Sixteen women, sixteen stories. This book invites you for a secret flirt: let’s get to know each other even better. The stories of the Women in this book can help this goal.
Ilona Nótár: Unexpected
There is a Gypsy woman who was brought up to think she had better forget her origins, as it would only bring her shame and trouble. There is a Gypsy man who has nothing else to build his life on than the heritage he got from his parents, he is a proud Gypsy to his last drop of blood. And there is a night that turns everything upside down, that puts the protagonists on a roller coaster, where they – whether want it or not – must face who they are (and who they aren’t), what they want from life and from each other, and what is the reality they are stuck in. This book shows a crooked mirror to society but at the same time makes you identify with the protagonist and fight their battles for life with them.
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