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    Croatian journalist novelist and essayist Slavenka Drakulić has written a terrifyingly fierce and painful novel of a country's lost identity told through the suffering of a nameless group of female inmates in a camp and their difficult attempts to rebuild their lives after liberation All the characters are simply known by a single

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    This was the first Drakulic I read and at the time I felt incapable of writing a review although I consider it both very well written as a novel

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    I don’t know why I have read this book at this very time close to Christmas it is a devastating book and it is nothing compared to the reality experienced by this woman which the author will simply call SThis woman will be deported along with other residents of her village only to be Bosnian This was enough during the terrible war in the Balkans in 1992 to determine the death of peopleI say immediately the narration

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    When your country is at war with another or perhaps many others you are aware of the risk to human life You know soldiers will die you know that some of these may be people you know or even your loved ones But though the civilians at home worry about those who are away fighting for their country they rarely see themselves as part of the war The threat to them seems far away almost unreal So when the occupying forces marched into

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    Slavenka Drakulic born 1949 is a Croatian novelist sociologist and a journalist who writes mainly on women issues This is my opening sentence because when I picked up this book I asked myself Drakulic who and thought that this was a horror book Hmmm DrakulicDracula BosniaYugoslaviaTransylvania Enough KD Stop Must be the Halloween s

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    My original review 2000 in the San Francisco ChronicleS A Novel of the Balkans By Slavenka Drakulic Viking; 216 pages; 2295Croatian writer Slavenka Drakulic has given the world a gift digging into the twisted reality of the war that splintered the former Yugoslavia and emerging with ``S'' a searing story about a woman held in a Bosnian concentration camp It is a haunting difficult novel that is also somehow redemptiveIn the pas

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    Is it good to remember or is it easier to survive if you forget you ever lived a normal lifeCroatian journalist Slavenka Drakulic wrote this simplistic but powerful story inspired by the personal accounts of various Bosni

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    A must read bookIt reminded me of movies such as Incendies Beanpole and Aurora Borealis Their murderers need to forget but their victims must not let them

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    Perhaps that happens to people in wartime words suddenly become superfluous because they can no longer express reality Reality escapes the words we know and we simply lack new words to encapsulate this new experience Only

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    this novel concerns the systematized rape and torture of civilian bosnian women during the conflicts in the balkans during the early nineties it's deeply troubling stuff almost a psychosexual counterpart to a day in the life of ivan denisovich which begs the inevitable uestion why am i reading this certainly there's an impulse to somehow bear witness however wishy washy and drakulic does a great job of emphasizing the necessity that such ev

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Thout a country a name a father or a language Its birth only reminds her of an even grueling experience being repeatedly raped by Serbian soldiers in the women's room of a prison camp Through a series of flashbacks S relives the unspeakable crimes she has end Slavenka Drakulic born 1949 is a Croatian novelist sociologist and a journalist who writes mainly on women issues This is my opening sentence because when I picked up this book I asked myself Drakulic who and thought that this was a horror book Hmmm DrakulicDracula BosniaYugoslaviaTransylvania Enough KD Stop Must be the Halloween spirit This is a serious bookVery much indeed S A Novel About Balkans aka As If I Am Not There is about rape torture and sexual slavery of Muslim women during the Bosnian War 1992 1995 During that war the Serbian minority laid siege to Saravejo and began rounding up and massacring Bosnia s Muslim population Then the Serbian rebels transported the Muslim people into concentration camps and did the atrocities similar to those committed by Hitler in Europe during the holocaust Taking the scope or extent in terms of number of people aside the only difference between the two was that the Serbian rebels sexually molested the women including young Muslim girls German soldiers unfortunately or fortunately saw all Jews to be of lower class thus not worth sleeping with and not worth to bear their children There is a scene in this novel when the Serbian soldiers yes most rapes here were done by 2 3 men to one woman were raping a Muslim woman one of them said that when the baby comes out heshe is considered a Serbian which is a higher desired race compared to that of Muslim s Since this book is based on personal testimonies of several women who Drakulic interviewed as a journalist for a Croatian newspaper you would feel that the events are exact and sincere Being a journalist however you would not feel that you are reading a transcript of interviews or a history book Her prose has no allegory or philosophical musings but her emotion as a writer of women issues was captured emphatically on the flight of these poor marginalized Muslim womenThe protagonist name is simply S 30 yo single and an English teacher at Saravejo when she was cornered and brought to a Bosnian concentration camp She together with around 20 other women and some girls as young as 13 years old were kept in a woman s room as sex slaves This reminded me of the comfort women that the Japanese kept during WWII not only here in the Philippines but also in other Asian countries Those pigs S and other women got pregnant Since they hated all those who raped them of course they did not feel any love for the children they nurtured in their wombs They did not know what to to with the babies lying on their cribs at Stockholm s they were brought to Sweden when they were saved from Zagreb s concentration camp hospital I will not tell you what happened next as it is too much of a spoiler Suffice it to say that the novel did not just focus on the Serbian atrocities during the war but also in the dilemma of the women who got raped and had to bear the Serbian children This spin made this a different reading experience compared to the Holocaust novels that I ve read and liked so far such as those of Anne Frank s Ellie Wiesel s or Imre Kertesz sThis truly deserves its slot in the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die list No doubt whatsoever Cock Tales reminds her of an even grueling experience being Son of the Hero repeatedly The Alien Jigsaw raped by Serbian soldiers in the women's Towards a Comprehensive Theory of Human Learning room of a prison camp Through a series of flashbacks S The Illusion of Gods Presence relives the unspeakable crimes she has end Slavenka Drakulic born 1949 is a Croatian novelist sociologist and a journalist who writes mainly on women issues This is my opening sentence because when I picked up this book I asked myself Drakulic who and thought that this was a horror 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There is a scene in this novel when the Serbian soldiers yes most Game of Bimbofication, Part 3 rapes here were done by 2 3 men to one woman were Game of Bimbofication, Part 2 raping a Muslim woman one of them said that when the baby comes out heshe is considered a Serbian which is a higher desired Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions, Vol. 1 of 5 race compared to that of Muslim s Since this book is based on personal testimonies of several women who Drakulic interviewed as a journalist for a Croatian newspaper you would feel that the events are exact and sincere Being a journalist however you would not feel that you are The Fatima Century reading a transcript of interviews or a history book Her prose has no allegory or philosophical musings but her emotion as a writer of women issues was captured emphatically on the flight of these poor marginalized Muslim womenThe protagonist name is simply S 30 yo single and an English teacher at Saravejo when she was cornered and brought to a 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Ured and in telling her story timely strangely compelling and ultimately about survival depicts the darkest side of human nature during wartime S may very well be one of the strongest books about war you will ever read The writing is taut precise and masterfu Perhaps that happens to people in wartime words suddenly become superfluous because they can no longer express reality Reality escapes the words we know and we simply lack new words to encapsulate this new experience Only now does S understand that a woman s body never really belongs to the woman It belongs to others to the man the children the family And in wartime to soldiers Now however she sees that for her war began the moment others started dividing and labelling her when nobody asked her anything any In the meantime her life has become something different unrecognizable Or perhaps unimaginable Lying in her hospital bed in Stockholm she still does not know what to call it although she knows that the word is war But for her war is merely a general term a collective noun for so many individual stories War is every individual it is what happened to that individual how it happened to that individual how it happened how it changed that person s life For her war is this child she had to give birth to It is their submissiveness that shocks S than anything else their willingness to obey orders without uestion She thinks this is so not only because the men have guns but also because these people are still in a state of disbelief in some temporary state of numbness that they refuse to understand what is happening to them Or perhaps it is a kind of naivety the belief that surely somebody must know what is being done and why that there must be a reason for this action Is it good to remember or is it easier to survive if you forget you ever lived a normal life

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Set in 1992 during the height of the Bosnian war S reveals one of the most horrifying aspects of any war the rape and torture of civilian women by occupying forces S is the story of a Bosnian woman in exile who has just given birth to an unwanted child one wi I don t know why I have read this book at this very time close to Christmas it is a devastating book and it is nothing compared to the reality experienced by this woman which the author will simply call SThis woman will be deported along with other residents of her village only to be Bosnian This was enough during the terrible war in the Balkans in 1992 to determine the death of peopleI say immediately the narration and the events that are reported are strong if not than most of the books about holocaust s survivors i have read in the past I really feel the bowels tightened since I read it started and finished late at night because I couldn t uite get away from S s voiceImprisoned together with women and children in a Concentration camp S recounts her tragedy as a victim of daily rapes by Serbian soldiersRape and pregnancies fit just like ethnic cleansing These women thus become unable to differentiate between the victim and the subjugated crushed by that power of life and death in the hands of these beasts who until a few months before were their neighbors their bakers electricians ethc a life in the villages that was once based on sharing and respect but now devastated by the laws of warS will perhaps be the only one who will try to see beyond the mechanisms of survival and evil even if torn apart by these physical sufferings and mental stereotypes in defense of what is indescribableS will come to a real introspection of herself once she finds out she is pregnant by those orgies of evil and flesh Not even the luck of being able to be evacuated to Zagreb and then herself only to Stockholm will change that sense of free fall of heart and no hope for a new lifeThe child is never mentioned initially if not as a cancer a disease of war but the deep meditation work on herself and the unscheduled circumstances such as the carelessness of a nurse who will put her baby on her breast once born she wanted to give him in adoption it will slowly take S to look at that flesh that is pulsating and living on her chest as a human being That childcancer will then be her salvation and new and positive chance of life despite an unstoppable pain these are real facts lived and happened to thousands of women in the Balkans whether Serbs Bosnians or CroatsI voluntarily left aside real facts of sexual violence described against childrenIo non so perch ho letto uesto libro proprio in uesto periodo a ridosso del Natale un libro devastante ed niente in confronto alla realt vissuta da uesta donna che l autrice chiamer semplicemente Suesta donna verr deportata insieme ad altri abitanti del suo villaggio unicamente per essere bosniaca con padre musulmano bastava uesto durante la tremenda guerra nei balcani del 1992 per determinare la morte delle personeDico subito la narrazione e le vicende ivi riportare sono forti se non piu rispetto alla maggior parte dei libri dei sopravvissuti all olocausto Mi sento veramente le viscere strette da uando l ho letto iniziato e terminato a tarda notte perch non riuscivo assolutamente a staccarmi dalla voce di SRinchiusa insieme a donne e bambini in un campo di prigionia S racconta la sua tragedia di donna vittima di stupri di gruppo uotidiani da parte dei soldati serbiLo stupro e le relative gravidanze atte proprio come pulizia etnica ueste donne diventano uindi incapaci di differenziare la vittima dal soggiogato Schiacciate da uel potere di vita e morte nelle mani di ueste bestie che sino a pochi mesi prima erano i loro vicini di casa i loro panettieri elettricisti etccuna vita nei villaggi che un tempo era basata sulla condivisione e il rispetto ma ora devastata dalle leggi della guerraS sar forse l unica che cercher di vedere oltre ai meccanismi di sopravvivenza e di male anche se dilaniata da ueste sofferenze fisiche e stereotipie mentali atti a difesa da ci che indescrivibileS arriver ad una vera introspezione di se stessa una volta scoperto di essere incinta da uelle orgie di male e carne Neanche la fortuna di riuscire ad essere tutti evacuati a Zagabria e poi unicamente lei sino a Stoccolma modificher uel senso di caduta libera del cuore di speranza di una vita nuovaIl bambino non viene mai citato inizialmente se non come un cancro una malattia della guerra ma il lavoro di riflessione su se stessa e le circostanze non programmate come la sbadataggine di una infermiera che le metter il piccolo sul petto una volta nato la porteranno pian piano a guardare uella carne pulsante e vivente come un essere umano uel bambinoil cancro sar poi la sua salvezza e possibilit di vita nonostante un dolore inarrestabile uesti sono fatti veri vissuti e accaduti a migliaia di donne nei balcani che fossero serbe bosniache o croateho volontariamente lasciato da parte fatti veri di violente sessuali descritte nei confronti dei bambini

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  • Kao da me nema
  • Slavenka Drakulić
  • English
  • 08 June 2018
  • 9780140298444

About the Author: Slavenka Drakulić

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