Blogs in January 2021

Asylum Road 21st January 2021

A couple drive from London to coastal Provence. Anya is preoccupied with what she feels is a relationship on the verge; unequal, precarious. Luke, reserved, stoic, gives away nothing. As the sun sets one evening, he proposes, and they...

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My Heart 14th January 2021

TRANSLATED BY CELIA HAWKESWORTH An intimate work of autobiographical fiction by one of ex-Yugoslavia’s greatest writers about his family’s experience as refugees from the Bosnian war – a timeless story of love, memory, and the resilience of the human...

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We Trade Our Night for Someone Else’s Day 4th January 2021

The city of Vukovar, situated on Croatia’s easternmost periphery, across the Danube River from Serbia, was the site of some of the worst violence in the wars that rocked ex-Yugoslavia in the early ’90s. It is referred to only...

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Zlata’s Diary: A Child’s Life in Sarajevo 10th December 2020

The child’s diary that awakened the conscience of the world. When Zlata’s Diary was first published at the height of the Bosnian conflict, it became an international bestseller and was compared to The Diary of Anne Frank, both for...

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A Spare Life 9th December 2020

Zlata and Srebra are 12-year-old twins conjoined at the head. It is 1984 and they live in Skopje, which will one day be the capital of Macedonia but is currently a part of Yugoslavia. A Spare Life tells the...

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