Volume 17 No. 1 (2022):January

- Ectopic Pregnancy

There are things known and unknown, Between them there are, they say, doors. And while I stand and wait Before one such door Between the one that exists And the one who could not be born, I realize how vulnerable human beings are: Even the unborn can kill them.   Translation: Esma Hadžiselimović

- Letter to President Biden

December 13, 2021 President Joseph R. Biden Jr.  The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Biden: We are writing to urge you to respond decisively to the threats to Bosnia and Herzegovina’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. It is essential that Bosnian Serb and Bosnian Croat nationalists be prevented from destabilizing Bosnia through their threats of  []

- Letter to Secretary Blinken

November 12, 2021 Dear Secretary Blinken: We write to you on behalf of the Bosnian-Herzegovinian American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an organization assembling more than 250 university professors, scientists and researchers, medical doctors, artists and literary figures, who have found refuge and achieved enormous academic success and public recognition in the United States and North America during and after  []

- Meaningful and Comprehensive Constitutional Reform: The Way Forward in Bosnia and Herzegovina

I write to you as your concerned constituent, to seek your support in solving the dire political situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (“Bosnia”). The U.S. spearheaded the international community’s efforts that ended the war in Bosnia in 1995 and is once again the only country that can help solve the current political crisis in Bosnia. The 1992-95 war in Bosnia  []

- The National Anthem

We moved a lot. In the waters of countries and cities, our fingerprints have washed away; in alcohol, our blood group has evaporated. We no longer belong to anyone. Any national anthem I hear, I stand stiff like at a closed railroad–crossing gate, till the train passes.   Translated by Omer Hadžiselimović