Goodbye Sarajevo

Author: Atka Reid,Hana Schofield

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408827751

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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A moving and compelling true story about two sisters fighting for survival in Sarajevo during the Bosnian war


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Slovenes

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The Serbs

Author: Dobrosav Bjeletić,Miloš Aleksić

Publisher: N.A


Category: Balkan Peninsula

Page: 294

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Goodbye Serbia

Author: Žakalin Nežić

Publisher: Zayupress


Category: Fiction

Page: 379

View: 8029

Fiction. Translation. ZBOGOM SRBIJO relates the experiences of a freelance journalist, who returns to Yugoslavia in the mid-90s as the war raged in Bosnia. While trying to help a friend, she becomes entangled in the war. Her obsession for a mysterious Balkan man, who both frightens and mesmerizes her, leads her into a terrifying abyss where she painfully learns that given the right circumstances, anyone is capable of the unimaginable. "Zakalin Nezic's ZBOGOM SRBIJO is an interesting blend of romanticized fiction, personal experience and political analysis. Following in the wake of Rebecca West, but adding a dramatic twist of her own, Zakalin Nezic describes peoples and places in the former Yugoslavia, at the same time offering an amazingly accurate analysis of recent events that have horrified the world"--Mihajlo Crnobrnja.

One Currency for Bosnia

Author: Warren L. Coats

Publisher: Jameson Books


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 349

View: 5650

This is both a fascinating personal narrative of the often colorful warriors rebuilding a part of war-torn Yugoslavia, and a detailed inside look at how experts can stabilize a nation's currency and banking system. Written by an American who has led International Monetary Fund advisory missions to the central banks of more than twenty countries, this book, crafted in layman's language - but of immense value to specialists in monetary and foreign policy initiatives - is an account of the behind-the-headlines work American and other economists do to bring peace and prosperity to former failed states.Coats was involved in the creation of the Central Bank of Bosnia from before the Dayton Peace Accords. His "currency board" rules for monetary policy, and the creation of the bank, have resulted in the most successful state institution in the country.Marking the tenth anniversary of the bank, the technical world of economics comes alive as the book unfolds like a mystery novel full of colorful and determined people determined to escape the disaster of a bloody civil war.

Olympic Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Olympics

Page: N.A

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The EU in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Author: Bart M. J. Szewczyk

Publisher: N.A


Category: Bosnia and Hercegovina

Page: 54

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The situation in Bosnia has increasingly deteriorated to such an extent that the current political atmosphere is, according to some observers, as tense and dangerous as before the war. Political deadlock is preventing progress on any substantive issues; there are renewed threats about dissolving the state; and Republika Srpska is officially defying the authority of the Office of the High Representative (OHR). The author analyses the legitimacy of past OHR decisions and, given the ongoing political problems in Bosnia, recommends that the Bonn Powers be retained by the OHR or the EU Special Representative, but with caveats. That is, that the Bonn Powers ought only be used to uphold the objectives justified under the Dayton Agreement: the preservation of peace, the promotion of the democratic process, and the protection of human rights.

A Muslim Woman in Tito's Yugoslavia

Author: Munevera Hadzisehovic,Munevera Hadžišehović

Publisher: Texas A & M University Press


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 253

View: 2054

Born in a small river town in the largely Muslim province of Sandzak, Munevera Hadzisehovic grew up in an area sandwiched between the Orthodox Christian regions of Montenegro and Serbia, cut off from other Muslims in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Her story takes her reader from the urban culture of the early 1930s through the massacres World War II and the repression of the early Communist regime to the dissolution of Yugoslavia in the early 1990s. It sheds light on the history of Yugoslavia from the interwar Kingdom to the breakup of the socialist state. In poignant and vivid detail, Hadzisehovic paints a picture not only of her own life but of the lives of other Muslims, especially women, in an era and an area of great change. Readers are given a loving yet accurate portrait of Muslim customs pertaining to the household, gardens, food, and dating--in short of everyday life. Hadzisehovic writes from the inside out, starting with her emotions and experiences, then moving outward to the facts that concern those interested in this region: the role of the Ustashe, Chetnicks, and Germans in World War II, the attitude of Serb-dominated Yugoslavia toward Muslims, and the tragic state of ethnic relations that led to war again in the 1990s. Some of Hadzisehovic's experiences and many of her views may be controversial. She speaks of Muslim women's reluctance to give up the veil, the disadvantages of mixed marriages, and the problems caused by Serb and Croat nationalists. Her benign view of Italian occupation is in stark contrast to her depiction of bloodthirsty Chetnik irregulars. Her analysis of Belgrade's Muslims suggests that class differences were just as important as religious affiliation. In this personal, yet universal story, Hadzisehovic mourns the loss of two worlds--the orderly Muslim world of her childhood and the secular, multi-ethnic world of communist Yugoslavia.