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Vienna Book Fair: Insight into Literature of Bosnia and Herzegovina

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497 wundersame landschaft© Georg Soulek/BurgtheaterDuring the 9th Book Fair in Vienna, several writers from Bosnia and Herzegovina were presented to Austrian readers. The opening event was the literary evening in the vestibule of the Burgtheater. The title for the event “Wondrous landscape” was taken from a poem of Adisa Bašić, who together with Tanja Stupar-Trifunović and Faruk Šehić read excerpts from their works. The actors of the Burgtheater Brigitta Furgler and Elisabeth Augustin gave voices to their German translations. The young musician Andrea Nikolić made special emphases with her musical interventions. Four pieces for violin solo were written by young composers from Bosnia and Herzegovina and were performed for the first time in Austria.

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Lecture in Belgrade: We have forgotten everything …

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498 dubravka stojanovicUpon invitation of the association RK LINKS, the historian Dubravka Stojanović had a lecture titled We have forgotten everything … on November 25 in Belgrade. She exposed how much had the political changes since the 1980s in Serbia changed the public view of the history, how much the history was misused in the last 30 years by respective ruling powers to reach their political goals, and how it was reinterpreted almost beyond recognition. Laws, street names, memorials, public holidays, school books have been changed, and it became clear: everything and everybody can be forgotten.

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