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  • Published: 5 April 2012
  • ISBN: 9781446484777
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400
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The War is Dead, Long Live the War

Bosnia: the Reckoning




Part memoir and part reckoning, this is a startling examination of the legacy of the Bosnian war published on the twenty-first anniversary of the outbreak of the war.

Wars come and go across the headlines and television screens, but for those who survive them, scarred and scattered, they never end. This is a book about post-conflict irresolution, about the lives of those who survived the gulag of concentration camps in north-western Bosnia and about seeking justice for Bosnia today.

But justice is not Reckoning. The book finds that the survivors are lost not only geographically, but in history – betrayed in war, and also in peace.

  • Published: 5 April 2012
  • ISBN: 9781446484777
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400
Categories:

About the author

Ed Vulliamy

Ed Vulliamy is a journalist and author who has worked more than thirty years as an international reporter with the Guardian and Observer. He won all the major awards in British journalism for his coverage of the Balkan wars between 1991-5, and discovered the gulag of concentration camps operated by the Bosnian Serbs in the Northwest Krajina region of Bosnia. As a result, he became the first reporter to testify at a war crimes tribunal since those at Nuremberg, giving evidence in nine trials at the ICTY in The Hague.

Vulliamy currently specialises in organised crime, narco-traffic and laundering of drug money, winning the 2013 Ryszard Kapusinski Prize for Literary Reportage for his book Amexica: War Along The Borderline. He was shortlisted for the same prize in 2016 for The War Is Dead Long Live the War, Bosnia: The Reckoning. He also writes about football, painting and music. His most recent publication is a memoir through music, When Words Fail: A Life With Music, War and Peace.

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Praise for The War is Dead, Long Live the War

The camps and their corrosive legacy are Vulliamy's subject in this searing book, in which he writes with controlled and righteous anger about the absence of any "reckoning"

Daily Telegraph

Impassioned ... riveting and chilling

Financial Times

Haunting

Sunday Times

A beautifully written and deeply heartfelt study in survival

Sunday Business Post

A stark and brilliant testimony about a massive human atrocity

Sunday Business Post

Brilliant account

Katie Owen, Sunday Telegraph

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