Blogs in October 2023

Death and the Dervish 19th October 2023

Death and the Dervish is an acclaimed novel by Bosnian writer Mesa Selimovic. It recounts the story of Sheikh Nuruddin, a dervish residing in an Islamic monastery in Sarajevo in the eighteenth century during the Ottoman Turk hegemony over...

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Black Butterflies 7th March 2023

Sarajevo, spring 1992. Each night, nationalist gangs erect barricades, splitting the diverse city into ethnic enclaves; each morning, the residents – whether Muslim, Croat or Serb – push the makeshift barriers aside.   When violence finally spills over, Zora, an artist and...

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Flowers for Sarajevo 25th March 2021

An act of heroism comes alive when it inspires bravery in us. Young Drasko is happy working with his father in the Sarajevo market. The war is coming closer. Now Drasko must run the family flower stand alone. One...

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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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The Man From Berlin 16th August 2017

A Gregor Reinhardt Novel Book 1 Sarajevo, 1943: Marija Vukic, a beautiful young filmmaker and socialite, and a German officer are brutally murdered. Assigned to the case is military intelligence officer Captain Gregor Reinhardt. Already haunted by his wartime...

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