War sears its imprint on the human spirit in infinite ways. After her family is murdered and her body ravaged by Serbian soldiers, Nermina Beganivic's only chance of survival is to flee her Bosnian homeland during the Balkan War circa 1992.
A work of historical fiction, NERMINA’S CHANCE reveals inherent intersections between the Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) and the Jewish diasporas; both have experienced profound intergenerational trauma and face ongoing discrimination.
BOOK TOUR: BOSNIA
AUGUST DATE TBD
Auditorium of Jewish Community of Sarajevo
Hamdije Kresevljakovica 59 Street, Sarajevo
19 August 2022 at 7pm
ART Kuca Sevdaha
Halaci 5, Sarajevo
20 August at 7pm
Americki Kutak Zenica
Skolska 6, Zenica
23 August at 2pm
Americki Kutak Brcko
Library of Brcko Bulevar Mira bb
26 August at 2pm
Bosniak Cultural Association
Courtyard of House Becirevic
ul Brannislava Nasica 40
27 August at 7pm
Americki Kutak Sarajevo
Radiceva 7, Sarajevo
5 September at 6pm
Bosna Global by Fatima Mahmutović (7-29, 2022) *Bosnian
Scroll Down for English translation of this author interview in Bosna Global by Sead Omeragić and Fatima Mahmutović (4/8/22) *Bosnian
Read my author interview with Weston Hersey for Chautauqua Literary Journal. (April 2022)
Read my author interview at Authors Answer. (3/2022)
View my author interview on Brightside Global Trade TV (2/17/22)
Read a Review of Nermina's Chance in Todo Literatur(a) by classics scholar Edward Zeind (12/18/21) *Spanish
Listen to a podcast on WHQR Coastline about Nermina's Chance and Intergenerational trauma
Hosted by Rachel Lewis Hilburn (12/8/21)
Listen to a podcast on New Books Network about Nermina's Chance
Hosted by Galit Gottlieb (11/30/21)
Read Ben Steelman's review of Nermina's Chance in Star News/Gannett Media (11/13/21)
Read a feature on Nermina's Chance in The Haddonfield Sun by Bob Herpern (11/8/21)
Read an author interview with WILMA Magazine by Beth A. Klahre; photography by Michael Cline Spencer (11/30/21)
Dr. Aida Ibričević is a researcher and consultant in the field of migration and diaspora studies. She interviewed me for MOJA BiH OSLOBODJENJE (10/22/21)
Bosnian journalist Jasmin Alibegović conducted an author interview (9/15/21) for
Bosnian journalist Vahida Arnautović conducted my first author interview for Nermina's Chance. This thoughtful piece appeared in the Bosnian news outlet OSLOBODJENJE (5/11/21).
Read the ENGLISH TRANSLATION provided by Hana Komić HERE.
I'm very pleased to announce my collaboration with two remarkable non-profit organizations serving people traumatized and displaced by war, and addressing the detrimental impact of political, economic, and social unrest.
MOST MIRA (Bridge of Peace) helps to build bridges between divided communities in Bosnia. Their annual peace-building program brings together young adults, from the Balkan region and beyond, to find common ground for reconciliation.
Click HERE to make a donation to MOST MIRA.
London-based MIGRANTS ORGANISE is an award winning, grass roots platform where migrants and refugees connect and build common ground, in order to organise for dignity and justice for all.
Click HERE to make a donation to MIGRANTS ORGANIZE.
Please check back for updates on collaborative projects such as
workshops and fundraising opportunities.