First published in 2010 by de.MO Quest for Identity is a collection of photographs of personal belongings exhumed from mass graves in Bosnia-Herzegovina. The photographs show belongings that victims carried with themselves on their way to execution. During this meeting of the VII Book Club–a free event–you'll have the opportunity to discuss and analyze author Ziyah Gafic's book, Quest for Identity. Ziyah will read and present his book in a live session that will be followed by a Q&A and open…
Homesick by Maciek Nabrdalik is a study of the Chernobyl disaster as a sociological catastrophe, photographed in the Exclusion Zone, a place he visited 14 times over 10 years. In Chernobyl Prayer, Svetlana Alexievich observed that the Chernobyl disaster should be described with similar words one uses to describe war: explosion, fire, evacuation, the military, damage, casualties, and monuments. If we look into the consequences of the Chernobyl event on a psychological level, we see similarities to the similar post-traumatic…
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