Friday, 11 December 2009
MELIKA SALIHBEG BOSNAWI
I am hugely privileged to be in touch with this Bosnian poet. I have her book, and she has sent me several pieces via email. This week, we swapped messages again. It is hard to do this. I feel so removed - anything I say cannot even brush the surface of her experience. But I try, and am grateful that I know her a little, and can share a little.
Please visit her website, HERE find out about a writer who records some of the worst moments in modern history, and its continuing fall-out. Read her biography. And like I do, feel humbled that you are a tiny trickle in this river of writing – in which Melika is a torrent.
Pdfs are available on the website. These lines are from the end of a poem about Sarajevo Rose War Rhymes.
A minute of silence for the souls of victims
in remembrance of whom
these War Rhymes,
came into existence.
To be a living witness of that
Her book Sarajevo Rose is reviewed HERE by Adnan Mahmutovic.