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by Julie Mertus,Jasmina Tesanovic,Habiba Metikos,Rada Boric,Cornel West

  • ISBN: 0520204581
  • Category: Other
  • Author: Julie Mertus,Jasmina Tesanovic,Habiba Metikos,Rada Boric,Cornel West
  • Subcategory: Humanities
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University of California Press (January 20, 1997)
  • Pages: 267 pages
  • FB2 size: 1101 kb
  • EPUB size: 1752 kb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 162
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Habiba Metikos was a lawyer in Sarajevo; she now lives in Canada. Rada Boric is a Director of the Center for Women War Victims in Zagreb, Croatia. Cornel West is Professor of African American Studies at Harvard University and author of Race Matters (1993), among many other books.

Habiba Metikos was a lawyer in Sarajevo; she now lives in Canada. Библиографические данные. The Suitcase: Refugee Voices from Bosnia and Croatia. Julie Mertus, Jasmina Tesanovic, Habiba Metikos, Rada Boric.

Read instantly in your browser. This is a very good book about the refugees from the Bosnia war. ISBN-13: 978-0520206342. The authors have a collection of thoughts, poems, and stories from the refugees that were driven away from their homes. The horrible living conditions some had to go through were horrifying. The thoughts and stories make you feel what they have went through.

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by Habiba Metikoš, Rada Borić, Jasmina Tešanović. I could not put this wonderful book down. These people needed to have their stories told, and this wonderful book make this possible. The way their stories were told, I not only learned a lot, but felt like I was traveling right along with this. A 5-star book, for sure. People who fled the wars in Bosnia and Croatia are scattered in Missouri and Ontario, Germany and Austria, Israel and Pakistan, and they are displaced to other towns within their own countries.

Habiba Metikos, Rada Boric, Julie Mertus, Jasmina Tesanovic. Place of Publication. Country of Publication. Foreword by. Cornel West. Biographies & Autobiographies.

Julie Mertus, Jasmina Tesanovic, Habiba Metikos. 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.

Rada Borić is the author of Kratak vodič kroz CEDAW - Konvenciju o uklanjanju svih oblika . See if your friends have read any of Rada Borić's books.

Rada Borić is the author of Kratak vodič kroz CEDAW - Konvenciju o uklanjanju svih oblika diskriminacije žena i njezinu primjenu u Republici Hrvatskoj (. .

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.

by Julie Mertus, Jasmina Tesanovic, Habiba Metikos, Rada Boric. ISBN 9780520204584 (978-0-520-20458-4) Hardcover, University of California Press, 1997. Find signed collectible books: 'The Suitcase: Refugee Voices from Bosnia and Croatia'. Founded in 1997, BookFinder. com has become a leading book price comparison site

The Suitcase: Refugee Voices from Bosnia and Croatia by Julie Mertus, Jasmina Tesanovic, Habiba Metikos and . Chapter 6: Bosnia and Croatia: Reinforcing Ethnic Divisions.

The Suitcase: Refugee Voices from Bosnia and Croatia by Julie Mertus, Jasmina Tesanovic, Habiba Metikos and Rada Boric. An anthology of over 75 stories from women and children displaced by the war on their experiences of leaving home, their hopes of returning, life in the refugee camps, children's stories, and the process of starting over in a new country. Powerful primary document resource. Explores the differences in the development of reconciliation in Bosnia and Croatia, as well as the development of stability in Bosnia, on economic, political and inter-religious levels.

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.
Reviews about The Suitcase: Refugee Voices from Bosnia and Croatia (5):
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Who are refugees? People who fled the wars in Bosnia and Croatia are scattered in Missouri and Ontario, Germany and Austria, Israel and Pakistan, and they are displaced to other towns within their own countries. They are not voluntary emigrants whose bags are packed with hopes in search of a dream. They may be wealthy, or at least they may once have been. The refugee cleaning floors for minimum wage may have been a surgeon in her own life. The eight-year old girl may be the only one in her family who has learned English, so it is only she who can speak with government officials and store clerks. Refugees are anyone and everyone. They are professionals and farmers and little boys and criminals and poets, but mostly they are women and children and the elderly.
The Suitcase gives voice to the people "without context". They speak of their dreams and their losses. Their poems are here and sad scenes of small things washed away forever by tides of war. "War taught us a lot. How the fear makes people irrationally greedy. It is difficult to resist becoming greedy. It is almost like an instinct. To possess, to hold on to something. In shelters, to hold on to somebody. To hold on to your prayer, even if you never prayed before". Some refugees long only for the day when they can return to their hometowns to begin to reglue the shards of their old lives. Some can speak only of Bosnia's beauty or the pleasures of a cup of coffee with friends.
Others close and lock the door on the past with determination. "We arrived here safely. Everyone is fine. Please do not write us or try to contact us. We do not want to be reminded of anything", reads the postcard sent by a Bosnian family after they arrived in Canada in 1994.
The book is well-edited and well-organized along five broad themes. These are followed by three powerful afterwords, of which Dubravka Ugresic's is the strongest as she muses on the fact that the people of the Balkans are one people. Divided by the same language, they look alike, and yet "not one generation in the Balkans manages to escape war, in every family there is at least one killer and one killed, new life only begins on somebody else's dead head." There is one minor error (p.11, Vukovar was attacked in 1991, not 1992).
The Suitcase rings powerfully and true. The simple message here is that refugees are people, and the lives they lead are but a shot away for us all.
Hamrl
Required for college class.
Whitecaster
This book seriously brought tears to my eyes. My boyfriend was born in Bosnia, but left during the Bosnian/Serbian war.
Fordrelis
This is a very good book about the refugees from the Bosnia war. The authors have a collection of thoughts, poems, and stories from the refugees that were driven away from their homes. The horrible living conditions some had to go through were horrifying. The thoughts and stories make you feel what they have went through. It is very touching and moving from what the refugees have to say. You can tell the authors put a lot of work into this book.
Samuhn
I could not put this wonderful book down. These people needed to have their stories told, and this wonderful book make this possible. The way their stories were told, I not only learned a lot, but felt like I was traveling right along with this. A 5-star book, for sure.

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