A British daily newspaper, The Guardian, wrote in 2012 how “reconciliation” and “post-conflict resolution” are buzzwords these days and a lucrative industry for the colonial international strata that still live, on tax-free salaries, in Sarajevo.
But these words – reconciliation and resolution – are also lies, in the absence of reckoning for these refugees and survivors, was post-conflict irresolution. Open wounds and nightmares that deepen with time still hunt Vukovar, Srebrenica, Sarajevo… and yet, the people like Bojana, the last child born in the Vukovar’s hospital, before the city fall… live without hatred. This is her brief testimony.
Should you feel inclined to, check out Vukovar – My Viet Nam page here.