Tag Archives: Balkans

Misreading Bosnia: Genocide and the Muslim “Other”

On my first trip to Bosnia-Herzegovina, in 2004, a university professor from Sarajevo — a survivor of the Serbs’ relentless siege — asked a devastating question: What other European capital would have been left besieged for so long? As in … Continue reading

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Sarajevo Remembers

On April 6, 1992, the horrific siege of Sarajevo began. Last week, to mark the twentieth anniversary, Sarajevo’s East West Theatre Company staged an extraordinary outdoor ceremony of remembrance, combining music, dance, and an installation of 11,541 empty red chairs, one for each person who … Continue reading

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Mostar United?

Last night a bleary-eyed stroll through Youtube led me to Claudia Tosi’s absorbing documentary, Mostar United.The trailer is here; the full film is here. During a 2004 visit to Bosnia-Herzegovina I visited Mostar and wrote about it here. Last night, Tosi took me … Continue reading

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