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.
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.
As Nermina's Chance nears publication, I'm very pleased to announce my collaboration with two remarkable non-profit organizations serving people traumatized and displaced by war, as well as 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.
August 14, 2021: Most Mira, Democracy & Human Rights in Bosnia Herzegovina
I'll be contributing a narrative workshop on storytelling via Zoom, one segment of the annual week-long workshop on peace-building for young adults.
October 27, 2021: Book Launch
We'll be hosing an in-person book launch in Wilmington, NC. Details to follow