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Have you read it? What do you think?
No, I haven't read it, only the extract, which I didn't find particularly inspiring. It felt a little like Alina Bronski in that "young girl from the wilds of Eastern Europe" manner, but more sophisticated. I liked Abonji's speech, which was very political. And I love the fact that an indie publisher has actually won for the first time. And I suppose that a "migrant" has won, although I'm trying to keep blinkers on about that kind of thing.But I'm still a bit heartbroken for my two personal favourites, which I felt were simply more interestingly written.On the other hand it's certainly a commercially viable choice of a more easily readable, positive book.And now I'm going out.
Hey! I like your blog a lot but I had never commented before. Now I'll do it, since everything related to former Yugoslavia has a special meaning for me.A friend of mine from Serbia just moved a couple of months ago to Zürich, I sent her the review of the novel and this is her answer :-)"This is a story anyone from former Yugoslavia can tell you. If I stay long enough here, maybe I will feel the same :)"Cheers, keep rocking!Grüsse aus PrenzlBerg!
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