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

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What a vivid portrayal of a shameful human tragedy! The Bosnian wars were an unpardonable failure of the UN and the international community but we don't read about it at all. Joe Sacco does brilliant ... Read full review

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

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This is a brilliant journalistic graphic novel about the Bosnian War, with a particular focus on the vulnerable Muslim enclaves in the east. Sacco blends oral histories of a half dozen interviewees ... Read full review

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Section 2
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Section 3
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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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