Part memoir and part reckoning, this is a startling examination of the legacy of the Bosnian war published on the twentieth anniversary of the outbreak of the war.
Ed Vulliamy is a journalist and writes for the Guardian and Observer. For his work in Bosnia, Italy, the US and Iraq he has won a James Cameron Award and an Amnesty International Media Award and has been named International Reporter of the Year (twice) and runner-up at the Foreign Press Association Awards. In 1996 he became the first journalist to testify at an international crimes court, at the International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia. A believer in the duty of journalists to testify in matters of humanitarian law, he has since lectured extensively on the subject. Twitter- @edvulliamy
"Haunting" -- Ed Caesar Sunday Times "The camps and their corrosive legacy are Vulliamy's subject in this searing book, in which he writes with controlled and righteous anger about the absence of any "reckoning" -- David Blair Saturday Telegraph "There are stories of human resilience here that are quite extraordinary, and deeply moving. This is a book that will bring tears to the eyes of any reader... Vulliamy's writing is animated not only by sympathy but also, at a deep level by a glowing sense of injustice" -- Noel Malcolm Telegraph "Vulliamy can describe barbarism and suffering with merciless clarity... In this book he follows the war and its consequences and knows its lessons should not be forgotten" -- Mark Brennock Irish Times "A beautifully written and deeply felt study in survival" Sunday Business Post