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21/07/2011

Ode to Bosnia

It is roughly a year since I travelled to Bosnia (Mostar & Sarajevo) and I continue to follow its story - stumbling on this moving piece by Haroon Moghul.

Bosnia is the story of a patchwork people once conquered, once united, once divided, now fragmented into warring tribes. A beautiful, forgotten window on times gone by. A window that has been smashed into shards of glass and scattered - a "failed state."

We shouldn't forget what has happened in this far flung corner of Europe. Because if you look closely, you will see our own society reflecting back - a dreamy vision of what could be cast against a warning of what might be.

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