Tag Archives: Siege of Sarajevo

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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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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Film Review: Srdjan Vuletić, “Hop, Skip, and Jump”

When I was traveling in Sarajevo this summer, meeting with artists and activists who had survived the siege, people kept recommending the films of Srdjan Vuletić. I soon saw why. The first to come into my hands was a 16-minute … Continue reading

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Sarajevo, Olympic City

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During these Olympics, an homage to Sarajevo, home of the 1984 Winter Games. Photographs of the city from my recent trip, with dreams that the beloved city may host the games again, someday….

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Bosnia Flourishing

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The beauty of Bosnia-Herzegovina can surprise someone visiting for the first time. These are the colors of life, of culture, of dignity and humanity, quietly reasserted after the genocidal war on Bosnia. When I look at these images, love overwhelms … 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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