Safe area Goražde

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Fantagraphics Books, 2001 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 227 pages
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A landmark work of New Journalism is now available in softcover. Safe Area Gorazde is Joe Sacco's 240-page opus about the war in the former Yugoslavia. Sacco spent four months in Bosnia in 1995-1996, immersing himself in the human side of life during wartime, researching stories rarely found in conventional news coverage. The book focuses on the Muslim enclave of Gorazde, which was besieged by Bosnian Serbs during the war. Sacco spent four weeks in Gorazde, entering before the Muslims trapped inside had access to the outside world, electricity or running water. The hardcover edition of Safe Area Gorazde put Sacco on the map as one of the pre-eminent journalists of his time, and the softcover edition will present his work to a wider audience. The book has been prominently featured in The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, Time, Utne Reader, Spin, The London Times, The Washington Post, Brill's Content, several NPR programs, The Boston Globe, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Economist, The Atlantic Monthly, and other media. The book also led to Sacco being named a recipient of a 2001 Guggenheim Fellowship. Safe Area Gorazde 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
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
And Hitch on the intro! - Goodreads

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

User Review  - Luke McCallin - Goodreads

Having worked myself in Gorazde, I know of few more interesting or addictive places. This graphic novel captures the experience of that city under siege brilliantly, as well as the wider war in all ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Josh - Goodreads

Very rarely does a graphic novel move me to major emotion. But in this collection of Joe Sacco's writings and illustrations from Eastern Bosnia in the early 1990's, the accounts are so specifically ... 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.