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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Book of My Lives, by Aleksandar Hemon

Monday, September 02, 2013

Aleksandar Hemon talks about his first book of nonfiction, The Book of My Lives, about growing up in Sarajevo, moving to Chicago just as war broke out in Sarajevo, leaving him no way to return home, and about starting a new life and family in this new city. He writes of his love of two different cities, the bonds of family, the joys of soccer, and the feelings of displacement.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Aleksandar Hemon's The Book of My Lives

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Aleksandar Hemon talks about his first book of nonfiction, The Book of My Lives, about growing up in Sarajevo, moving to Chicago just as war broke out in Sarajevo, leaving him no way to return home, and about starting a new life and family in this new city. He writes of his love of two different cities, the bonds of family, the joys of soccer, and the feelings of displacement.

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The Takeaway

Siege of Sarajevo: Dan Damon Looks Back

Monday, April 16, 2012

The 44-month siege of Sarajevo was the longest in modern history, and marked the beginning of the conflict in Bosnia. During the siege, more than 100,000 people were killed and around 2.2 million fled their homes. It has now been 20 years since the siege began. Dan Damon, host of the BBC's World Update, joins us from Sarajevo, Bosnia.

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The Takeaway

The Siege of Sarajevo: 20 Years Later

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Twenty years ago today, Serb militants opened fire on thousands of peace demonstrators in Sarajevo, the Muslim-led capitol city of the newly independent state of Bosnia-Hercegovina. The attack set off what would become the longest siege of a capitol city in modern warfare — lasting from April 5, 1992 to February 29, 1996. We talk to Nadja Halilbegovich, born and raised in Sarajevo, who still has mortar in her body from the days of the siege, and Barbara Demick, author of "Logavina Street: Life and Death in a Sarajevo Neighborhood," which hits bookstores this month.

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Studio 360

Recover, Rebuild, Didion

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Kurt Andersen talks with writer Simon Winchester about how cities recover from disaster. They’ll discuss the earthquake and fire that devastated San Francisco in 1906, and how the city rebuilt. We’ll look at the cultural life of Sarajevo, ten years after the Dayton Accords that ended the Bosnian War. And ...

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Studio 360

Sarajevo Revisited

Saturday, November 12, 2005

In the mid 1990s, Sarajevo was the most cosmopolitan city in the Balkans, when it came under siege. It endured nearly four years of constant shelling and sniping. Yet amid the turmoil, Sarajevo thrived as a cultural hot spot. Today, ten years after the Dayton Accords ended the war, much ...

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Studio 360

Aleksandar Hemon

Saturday, February 15, 2003

Alesksandar Hemon, the author of the novel Nowhere Man, was in Chicago in 1992 when the war began in his hometown of Sarajevo. He found out much as he could, through TV news, phone calls, and letters from friends back in Bosnia. Produced by Michele Siegel.

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Studio 360

Now Playing: No Man's Land

Saturday, November 17, 2001

Audiences at this year’s Sarajevo Film Festival react to the first major film made by a native about the city’s nightmare siege during the 1990s.

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