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24 popular bosnian and herzegovinian books
Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the "Read Around Europe Challenge" were written by authors from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.


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Call Me Esteban by Lejla Kalamujić EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
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"With unapologetic vividness, Lejla Kalamujic depicts pre- and post-war Sarajevo by charting a daughter coping with losing her mother, but discovering herself. From imagined conversations with Franz Kafka to cozy apartments, psychiatric wards, and cemeteries, Call Me Esteban is a piercing meditation on a woman grasping at memories in the name of claiming her identity."--

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Catch the Rabbit by Lana Bastašic EN

Rating: 5     2 Votes
Description:
‘Two young women plunging into post-war Bosnia like two Alices into Wonderland . . . smart, energetic, passionate, announcing a major talent.’ - Aleksandar Hemon Sara hasn’t seen or heard from her childhood best friend, Lejla, in years. She’s comfortable with her life in Dublin, with her partner, their avocado plant, and their naturist neighbour. But when Lejla calls her and demands she come home to Bosnia, Sara finds that she can’t say no. What begins as a road trip becomes a journey through the past, as the two women set off to find Armin, Lejla’s brother who disappeared towards the end of t... continue

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Death and the Dervish by Mesa Selminovic EN

Rating: 5     3 Votes
Description:
Sheikh Nuruddin is a dervish at a Sarajevo monastery in the eighteenth century during the Turkish occupation. When his brother is arrested, he descends into the Kafkaesque world of the Turkish authorities in order to find out what has happened. As he does so, he begins to question his relations with society as a whole and, eventually, his life choices in general. Hugely successful when published in the 1960s, Death and the Dervish appears here in its first English translation.
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Freelander by Miljenko Jergovic ES

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Description:
«Jergovic es un escritor épico.» Claudio Magris «Un libro sorprendente, emocionante, y al mismo tiempo cariñoso y tajante, sobre su país.» Süddeutsche Zeitung Un telegrama comunicándole la muerte de un anciano tío con el que no tenía contacto hace que Karlo Adum, un profesor de historia jubilado y viudo que trata de hacer frente a su patética soledad mediante la ironía y el cinismo, emprenda un viaje de Zagreb a Sarejevo. En su viejo Volvo del 75, su más preciada posesión, recorre un país ahora dividido en territorios croatas, bosnios y serbios. El viaje será a la vez un regreso metafórico a s... continue

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Generation haram : Warum Schule lernen muss, allen eine Stimme zu geben by Melisa Erkurt DE

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Jetzt sind die Verlierer dran mit Reden! Die Journalistin und Lehrerin Melisa Erkurt gibt denen eine Stimme, die im System Schule nicht gehört werden. Ein Perspektivenwechsel in der Bildungsdebatte Melisa Erkurt ist als Kind mit ihren Eltern aus Bosnien nach Österreich gekommen. Sie hat studiert. Sie arbeitet als Lehrerin und Journalistin. Sie hat es geschafft. Doch sie ist eine Ausnahme. Denn am Ende eines Schuljahres entlässt sie die Klasse mit dem Wissen, dass die meisten ihrer Schülerinnen und Schüler nie ausreichend gut Deutsch sprechen werden, um ihr vorgezeic... continue

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Goodbye Sarajevo : A True Story of Courage, Love and Survival by Atka Reid, Hana Schofield EN

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A moving and compelling true story about two sisters fighting for survival in Sarajevo during the Bosnian war

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How The Soldier Repairs The Gramophone by Sasa Stanisic EN

Rating: 5     2 Votes
Description:
“A brilliant debut novel” about a young Bosnian War refugee who finds the secret to survival in language and stories (Los Angeles Times). For Aleksandar Krsmanović, Grandpa Slavko’s stories endow life in Višegrad with a kaleidoscopic brilliance. Neighbors, friends, and family past and present take on a mythic quality; the River Drina courses through town like the pulse of life itself. So when his grandfather dies suddenly, Aleksandar promises to carry on the tradition. But then soldiers invade Višegrad—a town previously unconscious of racial and religious divides—and it’s no longer important t... continue

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La repetición by Ivica Djikic ES

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Description:
Djana Lovric viaja de Zagreb al monasterio de Rama-Scit (en Bosnia-Herzegovina), donde un monje anciano está terminando un libro que publicará la editorial en que trabaja Djana . Por una nevada imprevista, se encuentra atascada en Duvno (Tomislavgrad), a metros de la casa de la familia de Marko, su novio, y a quienes aún no conoce. Por teléfono Marko hace los arreglos para que su familia la reciba hasta que pase la tormenta. Y en esa noche larga, la velada amable va dejando lugar a los secretos de la casa, y detrás de ellos a los secretos de un país q... continue


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