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With Their Backs to the World

by Asne Seierstad

Biography / Autobiography eBooks of the Month Travel

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Before this Norwegian journalist wrote her bestselling The Bookseller of Kabul she studied the lives of thirteen Serbs for nearly a year and a half as Milosevic and civil war devastated their country. This is that extraordinary book translated into English for the first time.

Sarah Broadhurst

With Their Backs to the World Synopsis

From the award-winning author of The Bookseller of Kabul comes a fascinating insight into the lives of ordinary Serbs under Milosevic and the dramati c events leading up to his fall.



Åsne Seierstad’s first book, which some consider to be her best, follows fourteen Serbs whose lives were transformed over the course of sixteen months. With characteristic perception and honesty, Seierstad offers an intimate portrait of these individuals, and a vivid study of the civil war and its aftermath. First published in 2000, WITH THEIR BACKS TO THE WORLD was updated extensively by the author in 2004.

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ISBN: 9781844082148
Publication date: 13/10/2005
Publisher: Time Warner Books
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9781844082148
Publication date: 13th October 2005
Author: Asne Seierstad
Publisher: Time Warner Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 352 pages
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites, Travel,
Categories: Biography: general,

About Asne Seierstad

Ã…sne Seierstad (born 1970) has worked as a correspondent in Russia, China, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq, amongst many other places. She has received numerous awards for her journalism. She lives in Oslo.

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