Goodbye Sarajevo by Atka Reid

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May, 1992. Hana is twelve years old when her older sister Atka puts her on a UN evacuation bus fleeing the besieged city of Sarajevo. Thinking they will be apart for a short time, they make a promise to each other to be brave. But as the Bosnian war escalates and months go by without contact, their promise becomes deeply significant. Hana is forced to cope as a refugee in Croatia, while Atka and their younger siblings battle for survival in a city overwhelmed by crime and destruction. Then, when Atka manages to find work as a translator, events take an unexpected turn, and the remarkable events that follow change her life, and those of her family, forever.

About Atka Reid

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Atka (Kafedzic) Reid was born in Sarajevo in 1970. At the outbreak of the Bosnian war, she was a political science student. During the war, she worked as a reporter for a local radio station and as an interpreter for the foreign press. She lives in England with her husband and two sons. Hana (Kafedzic) Schofield was born in Sarajevo in 1979. She spent two years living as a refugee in Croatia during the siege of Sarajevo. In 1995 she arrived in New Zealand with her family, speaking no English. She has worked for a leading New Zealand law firm, and more recently for a city law firm in London. She lives with her husband in England.
Published May 16, 2011 by Bloomsbury Publishing. 352 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel. Non-fiction

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