Promotion of Bosnian author Jasminko Halilović in the European Parliament on Tuesday

War_Childhood[1]By Annamarie Majlund

A promotion of the book ‘Childhood in war’ by Jasminko Halilović which will be held on 28 May 2013 at 19:00 in the library of the European Parliament, The Regional Representative Body of Sarajevo Canton in Brussels informs.

‘Childhood in the war’ is an illustrated book that tells the story of the war generations of adults through a mosaic of memories. Over 1,000 people who lived through the siege contributed to the book.

The event is organized by Representative Body of the Sarajevo Canton to the EU and Doris Pack. The promotion is part of the activities that the Representative Body of Sarajevo Canton to Brussels organises in order to strengthen ties between BiH and the EU at all levels of government.

Doris Pack is the head of the European Parliament Committee on Culture and Education. She is also a member of the European Parliament Delegation for Relations with Bosnia and Herzegovina.

 Chairman of EP, Doris Pack: A unique book

Pack is often a distinguished guest at universities in the Western Balkans and has received several honorary awards for the contribution towards development of the countries in the region. In her review of the book she writes that the book is a unique concept as Halilović aims to explore the experiences and memories of those people, now adults, who were children under the siege:

”What was it like to grow up in a Sarajevo under siege? Now, years after those terribleevents of the early nineties, I thought it was time for some reflection. In cooperation with Mr Dino Elezović of the Sarajevo Canton – Regional Representative Body in Brussels, I invited author Jasminko Halilović and other contributors, to read from “War Childhood: Sarajevo 1992–1995” (“Djetinjstvo u ratu) at the Library of the European Parliament on 28 May”

She continues:”When I first saw this book, I was struck by how very positive it is – it could so easily have concentrated on the death and destruction seen by an entire generation, but the story which emerges is actually a moving co-creation of many, many stories”

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