Safe Area Goražde has ratings and reviews. Joe Sacco spent five months in war ravaged Bosnia during and put together his experiences for a. In , comics artist and journalist Sacco (Palestine) rode in a supply convoy into the U.N.-designated safe area of Gorazde, a small Bosnian Muslim town. In late and early , cartoonist/reporter Joe Sacco travelled four times to Gorazde, a UN-designated safe area during the Bosnian War.

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His novel touches on many friends he met while in country and tries to show a side of the world that was hidden from most of the general public. Sacco’s style renders the Bosnian landscape and its people beautifully. Which would have been a sad loss for me, because this is an excellent book, vivid and educational, emotional and honest, a book that brings a complex and confusing war into your lap, at the same time beautiful in its artistic skill, and heart-wrenching in the agony of its story.

War is ugly and its stories make us face what we wish wasn’t real. He first traveled to the Middle East in the early s, and his experiences there became fodder for his graphic novel Palestine. He makes sure that is understood. One story comes from an older man called Rasim who describes his experiences during an attack by the Chetniks a Serbian nationalist militia in the spring ofthe object of which was to ethnically cleanse the town.

They love American movies and music, and are tired of being cut off from the rest of the world. And people begin to die, horrifically and needlessly.


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Then Tito died and Serbian nationalism took hold through the new Serbian president, Slobodan Milosevic, who became Devasting is the first word that comes to mind. New Works about the Bosnian War. So when the fighting began, it was the Bosniaks old saccco and neighbors who came for them.

Sacco, though, stayed in the enclave on and off for months. His sketch of the houses with bear paw marks from the Howitzer shells and mass slaughters like Srebrenica brings alive the frustration in the people and intensity of. Nov 11, Jeff rated it really liked eacco. Nothing happens to him, however—they drive off and he continues. And finishing this book one most certainly feels like a witness. The complexity of the book itself is further compounded by how terribly complex the situation of the Bosnian War itself was.

A heavy and dense read regarding the Bosnian war of the s. Intimidated and scared by Slobodan’s renewed Serbian nationalism leftover from post WWII atrocites perpetrated on the SerbsCrotia and Slovenia declared independence, leaving Bosnia to stand alone against the now hostile Serbia.

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Saacco 29, Shannon Giraffe Days rated it it was amazing Shelves: Dan kengerian-kengerian yang jod terus terjadi hingga para penduduk berpikir bahwa Gorazde akan musnah di hadapan dunia yang seakan berpangku tangan…. It is wonderfully written and illustrated and does a great job of combining a personal and general overview of the war.

The scary thing about this war is that there was no clear “good guy, bad guy” gorazee. Apr 18, Arvind rated it really liked it Shelves: No trivia or quizzes yet. It really shook me up, the idea that life could go so quickly from peace and normality to something so horrific.


And, being a talented dweller in corners, Sacco moved on to a couch in what was left of Edin’s family home after shells, fire and a shit-smearing Serb occupation. Such horrendous suffering brought upon people and for what? Really bad things happened in Bosnia and dumb-asses like me read about it in a comic book. Highly recommend reading this to everyone, especially if you know absolutely nothing about saccco Bosnian War.

This edition has a great short intro by Christopher Hitchens, an essay by Sacco looking back on his journalism, complete with many photographs he used to make sure he got the details right.

Powered by WordPress and K2. He was there in Gorazde and helps people there tell their stories of unthinkable horror, survivor tales. The region was stupidly beautifully at times and ridiculously sad at others.

Showing of 15 reviews. Sacco earned his B. Most of their tales are quite upsetting. Through his reporting and interviews in Gorazde one of the designated “safe areas” by the Gorazds, whose power is largely portrayed as a joke throughout the bookall of the war’s nuances begin to emerge.

It’s graphic format makes it a highly accessible historical text.