Tales of old Sarajevo
Vallentine Mitchell, 1997 - Fiction - 180 pages
This collection of short sotries written by Isak Samokovlija, the Sholom Aleichem of Sephardic Jewry, depicts the life and mentality of Bosnian Sephardic Jews.
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