Tag Archives: Serbia

Refugees, Belgrade

-You can’t tell who is craziest: the refugees, the police or those women, said a local shopkeeper.  He made a cross over his chest, to express his sincere Serbian bewilderment. He had just witnessed ten shabby Afghan and Syrian refugees … Continue reading

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Fake Briton

I am a fake Briton: in elementary and high school, for twelve years of my education, I attended offshored British schools.     We kids spoke English and were all colonial youth, an army of us educated by young Oxford … Continue reading

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My Mother Today Would Have Been 89

My Mother from My Life Without Me Where was I when it all started? In the hospital, some fifty years ago, but not in the delivery ward, where most children get their umbilical cords cut.  No, I was in the … Continue reading

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Women Who Loot

Chapter from My Life Withut Me October 5th, 2000, a historical day for Serbia. Where was I? The invisible? I was on BBC, CNN, local TV etc… All day, every hour, with the subtitle: citizens looting the Serbian parliament. Yes, … Continue reading

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Hacking History

The Three Sisters of Gavrilo Princip, Hacking History, or, Don’t Follow the Principles On 28 June 1914, Gavrilo Princip assassinated in Sarajevo the Austrian Archiduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria ( heir to the throne) and his wife Sofia. This act … Continue reading

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Gavrilo Princip and Two Girls

In English, in French, in Italian In the former Yugoslavia, there used to be a joke about how to tell the difference between a Serbian and a Croatian girl. If you tell Croatian girl she is pretty, she smiles. If … Continue reading

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La Vita e’ Bella

NATO bombings in Serbia/Kosovo The Diary published by Granta La vita e’ bella Even though I wrote this years ago, even though I am not a futurist or a pessimist, I did not expect this kind of development of events: … Continue reading

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