Safe Area Goražde

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Fantagraphics Books, 2001 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 227 pages
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Praised by The New York Times, Brill's Content and Publishers Weekly, Safe Area Gorazde is the long-awaited and highly sought after 240-page look at war in the former Yugoslavia. Sacco (the critically-acclaimed author of Palestine) spent five months in Bosnia in 1996, immersing himself in the human side of life during wartime, researching stories that are rarely found in conventional news coverage. The book focuses on the Muslim-held enclave of Gorazde, which was besieged by Bosnian Serbs during the war. Sacco lived for a month in Gorazde, entering before the Muslims trapped inside had access to the outside world, electricity or running water. Safe Area Gorazde is Sacco's magnum opus and with it he is poised too become one of America's most noted journalists. The book features an introduction by Christopher Hitchens, political columnist for The Nation and Vanity Fair.

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Amazing depiction and storytelling - Goodreads
The artwork throughout is excellent. - Goodreads
Spectacular story telling! - Goodreads
I found it educational, entertaining abd humorous. - Goodreads
Gave me a simple overview of a war I know little about. - Goodreads
The artwork is lifelike and shows the gritty reality. - Goodreads

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

User Review  - Erika Schoeps - Goodreads

A great, absorbing work of graphic novel journalism. Sacco is a master of balancing historical fact with human connection, creating a work of non-fiction that is both readable and educational. The use ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Lukas Holmes - Goodreads

Of all of Sacco's work this one hit me the hardest. I remember watching all of this reported by Peter Jennings, in my living room with my mother. I'm not sure why I had a hard time following ... Read full review


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About the author (2001)

Joe Sacco lives in Portland, Oregon. He is the author of many acclaimed graphic novels, including Palestine , Safe Area Gorazde , But I Like It , Notes from a Defeatist , The Fixer , War's End , and Footnotes in Gaza .

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