This Was Not Our War: Bosnian Women Reclaiming the Peace

This Was Not Our War
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Reflecting on the causes of the war, they vehemently reject the idea that age-old ethnic hatreds made the war inevitable. The women share their reactions to the Dayton Accords, the end of hostilities, and international relief efforts. While they are candid about the difficulties they face, they are committed to rebuilding Bosnia based on ideals of truth, justice, and a common humanity encompassing those of all faiths and ethnicities.

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Their wisdom is instructive, their courage and fortitude inspirational. During her tenure as U. She is a member of the U. If you are a student who has a disability that prevents you from using this book in printed form, BiblioVault may be able to supply you with an electronic file for alternative access.

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Please have the disability coordinator at your school fill out this form. Combines Bosnian women's personal testimony about the recent war and its aftermath with Ambassador Hunt's analysis of the U.

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Bosnian Women Reclaiming the Peace with justice, healing deep scars, exchanging hatred for hope the women in This Was Not Our War teach us how. "Replacing tyranny with justice, healing deep scars, exchanging hatred for hope. .. the women in This Was Not Our War teach us how."—William Jefferson.

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They are from all parts of Bosnia and represent the full range of ethnic traditions and mixed heritages. Their ages spread across sixty years, and their wealth ranges from expensive jewels to a few chickens. For all their differences, they have this much in common: all survived the war with enough emotional strength to work toward rebuilding their country.

Swanee Hunt met these women through her diplomatic and humanitarian work in the s.

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Over the course of seven years, she conducted multiple interviews with each one. The women describe what it was like living in a vibrant multicultural community that suddenly imploded in an onslaught of violence. They relate the chaos; the atrocities, including the rapes of many neighbors and friends; the hurried decisions whether to stay or flee; the extraordinary efforts to care for children and elderly parents and to find food and clean drinking water. Reflecting on the causes of the war, they vehemently reject the idea that age-old ethnic hatreds made the war inevitable.

This Was Not Our War : Bosnian Women Reclaiming the Peace

The women share their reactions to the Dayton Accords, the end of hostilities, and international relief efforts. While they are candid about the difficulties they face, they are committed to rebuilding Bosnia based on ideals of truth, justice, and a common humanity encompassing those of all faiths and ethnicities.

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If you are a student who has a disability that prevents you from using this book in printed form, BiblioVault may be able to supply you with an electronic file for alternative access. Please have the disability coordinator at your school fill out this form. Combines Bosnian women's personal testimony about the recent war and its aftermath with Ambassador Hunt's analysis of the U.

This Was Not Our War: Bosnian Women Reclaiming the Peace

Horrors we prayed had been banished from Europe forever have been seared into our minds again: skeletal prisoners caged behind barbed-wire fences, women and girls raped as a tool of war, defenseless men and boys shot down in the mass graves, While they are candid about the difficulties they face, they are committed to rebuilding Bosnia based on ideals of truth, justice, and a common humanity encompassing those of all faiths and ethnicities. A complex web of personal and community relationships richly textures the lives of all 26 women. But then, once in a lifetime The longed-for tidal wave Of justice can rise up, And hope and history rhyme. For 25 years, she was married to conductor Charles Ansbacher, who passed away in It can take weeks for requests to be filled.