Category Archives: Politics

My Review of “ReGeneration” in Oslobodjenje

I’ve got a review of Emir Kapetanovic & Zana Marjanovic’s new documentary film, “ReGeneration,” in the special New Year’s Eve / New Year’s Day edition of Oslobodjenje, Sarajevo’s venerated daily newspaper. You can check it out online here! HUGE thanks to … Continue reading

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At the US Premieres of “ReGeneration”

This week, I got to attend the US premieres of “ReGeneracija / ReGeneration,” an extraordinary new documentary film directed by Emir Kapetanović and produced by Zana Marjanović. It features ten courageous youth “reconciliation ambassadors” advocating for peace in postwar Bosnia … Continue reading

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“Recovery’s Rhythm and Blues” in Numéro Cinq

“Recovery’s Rhythm and Blues,” an essay of mine about an unforgettable road trip through Bosnia and Herzegovina with Goran Simić in the summer of 2014, appeared this week in the Canadian literary magazine Numéro Cinq. The essay is here, free and … Continue reading

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Fresh Wounds, and Sorrow, in Bosnia

Recent, severe flooding in Bosnia-Herzegovina, and neighboring Serbia, could not have come at a worse time. Words fail. If there is hope, it is in the outpouring of compassion, often irrespective of borders, toward the approximately one million uprooted; and … Continue reading

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2013: A Blog’s Life

This New Year’s Day, gratitude for all of you who followed Wayne Street Soul in 2013. Thank you so much! Here are some highlights from the past year: “Viva Bosnia” — on the stirrings of hope in a shattered land … Continue reading

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Srebrenica, Bebolucija, and the Politics of Life

A year ago, I visited the Srebrenica-Potočari memorial for the first time. It was overwhelming. A sea of tombstones. Massive, gutted factory buildings. Suffocating silence. This week, millions are commemorating the nightmares of July 1995, when ultranationalist Bosnian Serb forces … Continue reading

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Nonviolence and the Bosnian “Baby Revolution”

Yesterday, my latest article on the nonviolent “baby revolution” in Bosnia and Herzegovina was published by jmbg.org. An excerpt:  On Monday, as their Croatian neighbors sailed into the European Union, thousands of frustrated Bosnians assembled in Sarajevo to tell their … Continue reading

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