Balkan sisterhood

June 2007. The train pulled into the station in Sarajevo. A line of women, clutching photo albums and folders, waited eagerly on the platform. I pulled out the pink flyer from my pocket and took note of the name on it – Jasmine. Two women accosted me as soon as I alit from the carriage. …

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The ruins of Mostar

May 2007. On a small hill in the Brancovac District of Mostar stood a cemetery. It was a typical Muslim graveyard located along Maršala Tita. One couldn’t ignore, however, the dates engraved on the white headstones. Most of those buried were born between 1960 and 1965. And they all died on the same year – …

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