Safe Area Goražde has ratings and reviews. Joe Sacco spent five months in war ravaged Bosnia during and put together his experiences for a. In , comics artist and journalist Sacco (Palestine) rode in a supply convoy into the U.N.-designated safe area of Gorazde, a small Bosnian Muslim town. In late and early , cartoonist/reporter Joe Sacco travelled four times to Gorazde, a UN-designated safe area during the Bosnian War.

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To me, Sacco came off as kinda creepy but I did like that the majority of the book wasn’t about his experiences or opinions I didn’t care for those parts. This edition has a great short intro by Christopher Hitchens, an essay by Sacco looking back on his journalism, complete with many photographs he used to make sure he got the details right.

Sacco leaves the particulars of these crimes up to the imagination of sscco readers, which is appropriate enough given the unthinkable nature of what took place in Gorazde. The main thread in the novel is Joe Sacco’s time living in Gorazde, an enclave for refugees often overlooked throughout the course of the Bosnian War.

People drag on Drinas with extreme satisfaction in single frames, deadly little images of desperation.

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Jan 02, Malbadeen rated it really liked it Recommends it for: They suffer from destruction of basic infrastructures, shortage of utilities such as electricity, and hunger.

Having worked myself in Gorazde, I know of few more interesting or addictive places. War in Bosnia was literally like your friends stabbing you in the back only because of some nationalistic shit. Comics of the Decade: The trip lead him towards the ongoing Gulf War his obsession with which he talks about in Yahoo 2and in he found himself nearby to research the work he would eventually publish as Palestine.


What a vivid portrayal of a shameful human tragedy! Sacco spent five months in Bosnia inimmersing himself in the human side of life during wartime, researching stories that are rarely found in conventional news coverage, emerging with this astonishing first-person account. URL accessed April 25, They complain, and talk about their hopes and dreams.

If you are unfamiliar with the war in Bosnia, and even if you are, I highly recommend this book.

Kekejian itu terjadi karena obsesi manusia dacco, yang ingin sebuah negara hanya berisi ras-nya saja. I watched the five hour PBS documentary that shows what happened after the Yogoslavian leader died. Feb 04, Ruth rated it it was amazing.

Kisah yang dituturkan Dr Alija misalnya, benar-benar bikin sesak. And, being a moe dweller in corners, Sacco moved on to a couch in what was left of Edin’s family home after shells, fire and a shit-smearing Serb occupation. Sooooooooooo – from time to time I think I really should get up to speed on the worlds atrocities so I pick up some thing that I think will be a quick fix.

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It was serialized as a comic book from to and then published in several collections, the first of which won an American Book Award in He is first and foremost a humanist, speaking clearly through his work. Sacco earned his B. There are some moments of levity woven into the many pages of terror. This may be the most powerful testament yet writtenabout the war in Bosnia. Again and again, the eyewitnesses mention how they recognised a neighbour among either the dead or the killers.


Now the Serbs have turned the rest of the world their enemy; a joint Croat-Bosnian offensive drives most Serbs out of northern Bosnia, and the Serbs return to the negotiating table.

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Safe Area Goražde: The War in Eastern Bosnia, 1992-1995

Keen to read more. His opinions are reflected more in the selection of the material than in its presentation. Dec 09, Aamil Syed rated it it was amazing Shelves: Which would have been a sad loss for me, because this is an excellent book, vivid and educational, emotional and honest, a book that brings yorazde complex and confusing war into your lap, at the same time beautiful in its artistic skill, and heart-wrenching in the agony of its story.

Sebagian dari populasinya adalah Muslim dan telah lama sebelumnya hidup berdampingan dengan orang-orang Serbia sampai akhirnya perang mengguratkan garis pemisah yang sangat jelas di antara keduanya.

The war in Bosnia has become a kind of “forgotten war”, a genocide that has slipped from the public consciousness. The Hard Goodbye – 1st Edition.

A heavy and gorzzde read regarding the Bosnian war of the s. Intimidated and scared by Slobodan’s renewed Serbian nationalism leftover from post WWII atrocites perpetrated on the SerbsCrotia and Slovenia declared independence, leaving Bosnia to stand alone against the now hostile Serbia.