CULTURE

10 Years Since the Death of Sarajevo’s Great Friend Susan Sontag

susan sontagSusan Sontag, American writer, essayist and publicist died ten years ago in New York of leukaemia at the age of 71.

Sontag was a truly great friend of Sarajevo and B&H. She is known for her efforts in promoting human rights as well as her critics on social circumstances and the USA Government. She was one of the leading intellectuals of the 20st century.

During the war in B&H she visited Sarajevo, first in April and later in July 1993 she directed a play “Waiting for Godot” which was in fact a symbolic call for help.

She presented Sarajevo as a town of pluralism. Sontag came here around ten times. She was spreading news about the situation in B&H throughout the world and was one of the first people to say that genocide happened here.

The square in front of the National Theatre in Sarajevo was officially renamed into Theatre square – Susan Sontag in 2010.

(Source: Novo vrijeme)

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