Yugoslav RequiemArnold Jansen op de Haar
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Girls of Sarajevo
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In 1994 the author found himself in the midst of a war in Bosnia, the last war in Europe.
He was the commanding officer of the unit that secured Tuzla airbase for incoming UN aid in 1994, one year before the overthrow of the enclave Srebrenica in the former Yugoslavia.
The poignant war poems in this collection reflect on various aspects of the conflict and most importantly show how it affects the personal lives of many people. It is an indictment of the conflict in Bosnia.
However, this collection contains much more. In it the author also reflects on his personal journey. He searches for his own identity and we feel his overpowering need of no longer wanting to belong to any group or organisation.
we is a word
meant for monarchs
and those who bear their trains
in the summer of ’68
king of tuzla
girls of sarajevo
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