Tag Archives: Sarajevo

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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Viva Bosnia!

This week I wrote an op-ed for jmbg.org called “Viva Bosnia,” about the extraordinary protests for human rights — the “babylution” — in Bosnia-Herzegovina. An excerpt: “the wave of recent protests sweeping Bosnia marks the rebirth of hope in a … Continue reading

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Beauty and Solidarity

One of post-war Bosnia’s enduring struggles is to keep its extraordinary artistic and cultural heritage alive. Some twenty years ago, the architects of genocide did all they could to destroy it. I’ve written before about some of the incredible Bosnian … Continue reading

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Merima and Ariadne at Exeter (Update!)

Merima and Ariadne have come and gone — what gorgeous artists, what wonderful people! Their concert Tuesday night absolutely blew the roof off the place. Jaw-dropping virtuosity (concert accordion and soprano voice), extraordinary emotional depth and range. Two very short, breathtaking audio clips … Continue reading

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An Interview with Samir Biscevic

  Today, a link to a wonderful recent “Chicago Talks” interview with my dear friend Samir Biščević, a Bosnian-American artist, now living in Chicago. Samir’s paintings have been exhibited recently to mark 20 years since the beginning of the siege … Continue reading

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Goran Simić, “Sleeping with Poetry”

Today, a gem: a dazzling, very short essay called “Sleeping with Poetry,” by Bosnian-Canadian poet Goran Simić. Every English class, everywhere, should read it — in my humble opinion. 🙂 An excerpt is below; click on the link above for … Continue reading

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Summer’s End

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A few more images from Sarajevo, in celebration of summer, in celebration of life…. All photographs by the author.

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