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Besieged: Life Under Fire on a Sarajevo Street

by Barbara Demick
£9.99   paperback  Granta Books (2012)

Besieged: Life Under Fire on a Sarajevo Street by Barbara Demick For four centuries, Logavina Street was a quiet residential road in a city known for its ethnic tolerance and cosmopolitan charm. Muslims, Christians, Serbs and Croats lived easily together, sharing an identity as Bosnians. Then the war tore their lives apart. Often without heat, water, food or electricity, they evaded daily sniper fire and witnessed horrific deaths. Neighbours and friends turned into deadly enemies.
 
In this intimate eyewitness account, Barbara Demick weaves together the stories of ten families from Logavina Street, brilliantly illuminating one of the pivotal events of the twentieth century, and describes how, twenty years later, they are coping with the war's consequences.

ISBN 13: 9781847084118 | ISBN 10: 1847084117