Der Schulbeginn ist die Zeit, die viele bosnische Eltern fürchten. Schulbücher sind ruinös teuer. Für Menschen wie Fardil schafft das eine Nische. Er lebt davon, gebrauchte Schulbücher zu verkaufen.
Beograd is a city that has gained – and well earned – a reputation as a great place to party at. That most people’s lives aren’t as much fun most of the time is easily forgotten and overlooked. And maybe that’s why people in Beograd love to party as hard as they can.
In those successor countries of Ex-YU whose language was formerly known as Serbocroatian, language has often become a means of setting people apart, marking the lines between ethnicites. While most of that primarily concerns bureaucracy and government affair, in Bosnia it is visible in everyday life. Part I of a series of observations.
There are good news to be told from a journey to the heart of the Balkans. And some not so good news on this trip to Bosnia. That may seem absurd to people from the privileged West. Dire circumstances the people of Bosnia have to put up with every day.