The suitcase: refugee voices from Bosnia and Croatia

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The whirlwind of Europe's longest war in half a century has produced this powerful collection of personal narratives--essays, letters, and poems--from refugees fleeing Bosnia and Croatia. Taking us behind the barrage of media coverage, these stories tell of perseverance, brutality, forced departure, exile, and courage. With startling immediacy and in moving detail, speakers tell of stuffing a few belongings--a handful of photographs, a rock from the garden, a change of clothes--into a suitcase and fleeing their homeland. Contributors from all ethnic groups and every region of Bosnia and Croatia describe their sense of lost community, memories of those left behind, recollections of town squares that no longer exist, and homes now occupied by neighbors. The editors of The Suitcase , themselves representing the diverse peoples of the region, traveled to camps and temporary homes across the globe to collect these stories. An antidote to apathy, this work moves beyond and outside the vicissitudes of daily politics to portray the human tragedy at the center of present-day Bosnia and Croatia. Probing the intimate losses of countless individuals, it delivers a powerful indictment of injustice, militarism, prejudice, and warfare.
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Grouping Title suitcase refugee voices from bosnia and croatia
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subject_facet Biographies, Bosnia and Herzegovina -- History -- 1992-, Croatia -- History -- 1990-, Forced migration -- Yugoslavia -- History -- 20th century, Personal narratives, Refugees -- Bosnia and Herzegovina -- Biography, Refugees -- Croatia -- Biography, Yugoslav War, 1991-1995 -- Personal narratives, Bosnian, Yugoslav War, 1991-1995 -- Personal narratives, Croatian, Yugoslav War, 1991-1995 -- Refugees
title_display The suitcase : refugee voices from Bosnia and Croatia
title_full The suitcase : refugee voices from Bosnia and Croatia / edited by Julie Mertus ... [and others]. ; foreword by Cornel West ; with contributions from over seventy-five refugees and displaced people, and Dubravka Ugresic ... [and others] ; translations by Jelica Todosijevic ... [and others]
title_short The suitcase :
title_sub refugee voices from Bosnia and Croatia
topic_facet Forced migration, History, Refugees, Yugoslav War, 1991-1995