Stop the war in Croatia!
Toronto, ON (Vocus) September 27, 2010
From editor Marija Sliskovic comes a stark and stirring compilation of stories that tell of pain, hope, loss, and triumph – Women in the Homeland War: The power of love: To do good. The eighth in a series of books, this compilation is published and available through Xlibris.
The compilation brings to readers a stark retelling of the 1991 Serbia and Montenegro aggression against Croatia through testimonies from the many women who were involved in the peace initiatives established to try to end the war.
The war had started and Croatia was suffering under the hands of the Serbians and the Yugoslav National Army. Many were killed and massacred, buildings were destroyed, and towns were plundered. The Croatian mothers started initiatives for peace, going to the centers of political power and pleading for peace and the lives of the Croatian people. Their plea for peace took them to the heart of Europe, to Vienna, Brussels (heart of European Union), London, and even to New York. They were, however, unsuccessful.
It took five years for the Croatians to free the Serbian occupied territories. It was a long, arduous process, but the Croatians were able to go back to their homes and rebuild their lives. This is their story. The narratives contained in Women in the Homeland War are testimonies from the women who experienced and saw the devastation first hand.
Honest, emotional, and a stark recollection of the pain and devastation brought by war, Women in the Homeland War brings to light the atrocities that result from warfare and conflict. This book will be featured at this year’s Frankfurt International Book Fair in Frankfurt, Germany on October 6 to 10, 2010. For more information, log on to Xlibris.com.
About the Author
Marija Sliskovic graduated from the Faculty of Design in Zagreb. Until the beginning of the aggression against Croatia she worked as a designer. At the time of growing war threat against her Homeland she joined women who advocated initiatives for peace. Their slogan, seen throughout the world was “Stop the war in Croatia!” After the aggressor had occupied parts of Croatia she engaged in helping displaced people, children of the fallen defenders and invalids. She also organized collecting needed outfit and products for the defenders. In 2005 she called women to write down their memories about the time of war. She collected numerous testimonies as a volunteer and had it published in eight volumes. Thus, she made it possible for future generations to learn about the time of the brave defense of her Homeland and of the creation of modern democratic Republic of Croatia.
WOMEN IN THE HOMELAND WAR * by Marija Sliskovic
The power of love: to do good
Publication Date: April 8, 2010
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 389 pages; 978-1-4500-7206-9
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 389 pages; 978-1-4500-7207-6
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4500-7208-3
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