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Sarajevo days, Sarajevo nights

Author: Elma Softić
Publisher: Saint Paul, Minn. : Hungry Mind Press, [1996], ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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"Sarajevo Days, Sarajevo Nights is an extraordinary document of life deep inside one of the world's most war-ravaged regions." "Until the spring of 1992, when she was thirty, Elma Softic led a relatively ordinary, happy, middle-class life. She lived with her parents and sister, taught philosophy at a business college, and enjoyed the typical cafe life of a cosmopolitan city." "When the Serbs began bombing that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Biographies
Diaries
History
Autobiographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Softić, Elma, 1961-
Sarajevo days, Sarajevo nights.
Saint Paul, Minn. : Hungry Mind Press, [1996], ©1995
(OCoLC)606014464
Named Person: Elma Softić; Elma Softić
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elma Softić
ISBN: 1886913102 9781886913103
OCLC Number: 35738182
Language Note: Translation of: Sarajevski dani, sarajevske noći.
Notes: Translation of: Sarajevski dani, sarajevske noći.
Description: 200 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Other Titles: Sarajevski dani, sarajevske noći.
Responsibility: Elma Softić ; translated by Nada Conić.

Abstract:

"Sarajevo Days, Sarajevo Nights is an extraordinary document of life deep inside one of the world's most war-ravaged regions." "Until the spring of 1992, when she was thirty, Elma Softic led a relatively ordinary, happy, middle-class life. She lived with her parents and sister, taught philosophy at a business college, and enjoyed the typical cafe life of a cosmopolitan city." "When the Serbs began bombing that spring, Elma began a diary, her attempt to bear what seemed increasingly unbearable, to stay focused while living in a state of siege. Eventually, she "got sick of it. The war was no longer something to put oneself out for." Rather, what she needed was a listener, someone to talk to about day to day life in Sarajevo. Through ham radio correspondence, she made new friends in Zagreb, who asked her to put her observations on paper in the form of open letters. It was these letters, first passed hand to hand, then reaching an ever-larger public in Croatia and throughout Europe, that created a sensation with their eloquent, sometimes stunning descriptions of modern life - a life not unlike our own - rendered primitive by war." "Published in Canada for the first time in English and now available to readers in the United States, Sarajevo Days, Sarajevo Nights is a collection of Elma's diaries and letters, dated April 1992 to June 1995. With a novelist's eye for detail and a natural storyteller's gift for narrative, she gives clear and compelling voice to a place, a conflict and a life that are, for the most part, unthinkable, unspeakable and unimaginable."--Jacket.

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