Writings by Bosnian Women Refugees
Edited by Radmila Manojlović Zarković
Introduction by U.S. Editor Fran Peavey
Originally published by Women in Black in Belgrade, I Remember is a collection of short memoirs in prose and poetry written by Bosnian women refugees that includes their drawings. The book is a testament to the strength of these thirty-two women of all religions, ages and ethnic backgrounds, and to their commitment to a multi-ethnic society. As in the original, each of the writings appears handwritten, as well as in Serbo-Croation, Spanish, Italian, and English. Aunt Lute has tried to replicate, as much as the means of mass production allows, the look and feel of the original handmade book—of which only 50 were made due to wartime disruptions.
I recommend this book to those who want to learn more about the war in the former Yugoslavia; to those with a curiosity about women and war or about feminist activism in the face of a militarized society; to those who see art in the stories of women; and to those who appreciate the art of a book beyond the printed word.
—Sandy Martin, Sojourner