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Bulgaria’s Forbidden Names

For almost all of the 20th century, Bulgaria's Muslims have been victims of state sponsored discrimination, deportations and attempts to wipe out their cultural existence. To date, this remains one of the well hidden chapters in Bulgarian history. An exhibition... weiterlesen →

Imagine… John Lennon’s Family

John Lennon has roots in Ex-Yugoslavia. His secret father was a famous and controversial person of history. So claims a new video that is obviously a parody of conspiracy theories so popular in the region. The problem with the video:... weiterlesen →

Justice, After All

The Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (MICT) has set right the injustice its predecessor, the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) created with its original verdict against Radovan ‪Karadžić. Upholding the verdict of Guilty, it extended the sentence against the former President of Republika... weiterlesen →

Worshipping Suffering and Malice

On the Balkans, Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu, is being worshipped in a bizarre manner and to a grotesque extent. To the wider public the late nun is better known by her stage name Mother Teresa. In worshipping her, even her most... weiterlesen →

How Yugoslavia Was Buried Last Night. And Why It Still Lives.

In terms of sports, Yugoslavia won big last night at the World Cup match Serbia - Switzerland. In terms of culture and politics, it was buried. Strangely enough, Xherdan Shaqiri, one of last night's undertakers could be the one to... weiterlesen →

Die Sprache der Macht und die Macht der Sprache

Am Internationalen Tag der Muttersprache möchte Balkan Stories einen kritischen Blick auf das Sprachregime in (Ex-)Jugoslawien richten. Der renommierte Übersetzer Will Firth analysiert in einem Artikel für den Verlag Lavender Ink, der auch im anarchistischen zweisprachigen Magazin Antipolitika erschienen ist, das... weiterlesen →

Sretan Dan Republike

Today, millions of people in and from former Yugoslavia celebrate Republic's Day, Dan Republike. It is the anniversary of the proclamation of the New Yugoslavia in 1943. This New Yugoslavia had to be liberated from fascist occupation in World War... weiterlesen →

Druga smrt duše Bosne

Bosnia’s cultural memory is at stake. This time, not Serb militia are to blame but political neglicience, a dysfunctional government and the commercial interests of Sarajevo’s city government. A reportage that could disturb book lovers and librarians. “Oh, you can... weiterlesen →

Lass dir nichts von Emir erzählen

Sie nennt sich die "neueste Altstadt Europas" und soll dem Literaturnobelpriesträger Ivo Andrić gewidmet sein. Emir Kusturicas Prestigeprojekt im bosnischen Višegrad ist zum Symbol für den lockeren Umgang mit Geschichte geworden, mit dem in Ex-Jugoslawien Nationalisten ihre Ansprüche zu legitimieren... weiterlesen →

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