Volume 07 No. 2 (2012): April

- A Decree Arrived from Istanbul

A decree arrived from Istanbul, An order from Travnik, Right to the city of Sarajevo, Delivered into the hands of Dizdar-aga: To capture the two Morić brothers, The two Morić brothers, the two young men, Ibro Morić and Pašo Morić; To capture them, to bind them, To bind them, and to condemn them to death. And furthermore the sultan was  []

- Karl May, et al.

Consider Karl of Ernstthal A. k.a. Kara Ben Nemsi Who’d never been To Ottoman Turkey And only posthumously Bore the Wild West Clear to South Dakota Where a Shatterhand Would as soon kick aside As make a sidekick Of a Lakota (Sioux) Or of a Winnetou And the day is not saved To be savoured By a Hitler Who eats  []

- Dear Friends, Dear Bosnians (2010)

It is not easy to speak about Srebrenica and the war in Bosnia here in front of you, because it brought you all here to this friendly country where you have found a new home. You have left your homes behind you as well as your memories of a past life, of your nearest and dearest. You have brought your  []

- On the Wake of Angelina Jolie’s Film

What did Angelina Jolie do? She spoke up about the horrific drama of women who were raped, of what is the most painful wound for a human being: that another can desecrate and destroy you. The damaged sanctity of the human being, a Bosniak woman who was raped, disturbs the horizon of modern society, no matter that the United Nations,  []

- The Astonishing Warning of Angelina Jolie

Contradictory commentaries on Angelina Jolie’s movie In the Land of Blood and Honey stimulated me to watch the movie. It was already clear that Bosnian Muslims liked the movie and that the Great-Serbian nationalists loathed it, but I was particularly intrigued by the affectations of the small-Herzegovinians, who detested the movie in imitation of the Great-Serbs. I was impressed by  []

- On Andrić’s Bosnia

These are the reasons why it is not possible to define Ivo Andrić’s group identity exclusively by ethno-national standards. For the same reasons, it is, strictly speaking, impossible to define the ethno-national cultures in Bosnia in exclusive terms. The manner in which the ethno-national cultures are recognized as separate and the manner in which they at the same time overlap,  []

- Tornjak

Also known as the Bonanski Ovcar Tornjak, this ancient breed has been protecting the flocks of sheep and cattle in Bosnia and Croatia for at least 1,000 years. The word ‘tor’ means a sheep-pen. The earliest written description of this large dog is to be found in the archives of a bishop in the year 1062. It is mentioned again,  []

- My Bilov is World Champion (2006)

SANICA … Mujaga Selman, breeder of Bosnian shepherd dogs from Sanica, Bosnia Herzegovina, crowned his long-time breeder’s work with first place in the World Dog Show, held recently in the Polish city of Poznan. Selman’s Bosnian Tornjak named Bilov was declared the most beautiful dog in its competition. This passionate dog breeder said that the award is extremely significant considering  []