Sarajevo Daily by Tom Gjelten
A City and Its Newspaper Under Siege

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An award-winning correspondent for National Public Radio provides a riveting account of the war in Sarajevo, using as a microcosm the story of the multiethnic staff of the city's newspaper, who valiantly bring out their daily edition--despite the chaos around them.
 

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Published February 1, 1995 by Harpercollins. 270 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Travel. Non-fiction

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In one story, a well- known Sarajevo actor, rendered legless after a mortar blast, asserts that he has been defeated, in that ``there is hatred in me now.'' Trying unsuccessfully to reconcile an uneasy mixture of writing about the war as a whole and about the life of Oslobodjenje in partic...

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Nine Bosnian photographers present 130 color and b & w photographs of their ravaged homeland, accompanied by statements about the process of documenting the war in Sarajevo Self-Portrait: The View from Inside, compiled by freelance photographer Leslie Fratkin.

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The Sarajevo newspaper Oslobodjenje managed to publish daily throughout the first two years of the Bosnian Serb siege despite intermittent lack of electricity, water and fuel--not to mention the incessant bombardment and sniper fire that accounted for some 6000 deaths in the city in 1992-1993.

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