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With Their Backs to the World by Asne Seierstad
  

With Their Backs to the World

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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.

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With Their Backs to the World by Asne Seierstad

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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This book is part travelogue and part social and political document, giving voice to Serbs...a vivid and vital image of life in the country during and after its civil war.


About the Author

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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Book Info

Publication date

13th October 2005

Author

Asne Seierstad

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Publisher

Time Warner Books

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Categories

Travel
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Travel
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ISBN

9781844082148

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