How the employee of the Turkish Airline helped the young man from Banja Luka to return home
Robert Dacešin could not even dream that his return from distant Cuba would be so difficult. An employee of the Turkish airline helped him return home, and his arrival in beautiful and exotic Havana did not even remotely hint at the problems he would encounter on his trip.
Irvin’s Oasis of Peace in Srebrenica
Irvin Mujčić is a thirty-two-year-old returnee to Srebrenica, where he is trying to make his childhood dreams come true. At the age of only six, Irvin was forcibly expelled to Tešanj with his mother, brother, and sister. In that small town in Bosnia and Herzegovina, they spent six months with their grandfather. From there, they …
Can Bugojno Overcome War-time Divisions?
In Bugojno, a town in central Bosnia, war-time divisions remain strong even twenty-five years after the war. Although it is not an administratively divided city, Bosniaks and Croats live almost completely separate lives. Schools are divided, but also catering facilities. Everyone knows exactly who can come in and who cannot. The only thing shared in …
Protective Masks for Everyone
There are not a lot of us in Srebrenica and we need to stick together through communion and mutual care. A group of powerful women from Srebrenica have sought to respond to the corona-virus pandemic by hand-making protective face masks for those in their communities. Valentina Gagić-Lazić, one of the founders of the association uniting …
Hugged By the Hills: Hope and Despair in Sarajevo
The siege of Sarajevo lasted 44 months. For 1425 days, Sarajevans were first under the occupation of the Yugoslav People’s Army, followed by the Army of Republika Srpska. In what would become the longest siege of a capital city in the history of modern warfare, independence, it seems, came at a cost.