Bosnia & Herzigovina (BiH or simply Bosnia) quickly fascinates those who visit or who read about its history and culture. A country of mountains, forests and rivers, with a rich diversity, complex politics and a past in which it was a constituent of empires and federations, today Bosnia is an independent republic, home to 3.5 million people, with aspirations to join the European Union. Following our well-received events about Slovenia, Romania and Poland, CIOL Midlands Network is pleased to present this latest focus on one country, its people and language.
We will be joined by award-winning Bosnian author Faruk Šehić, founder and publisher of Istros Books, Susan Curtis and Milena Stajić, who teaches Bosnian, Serbian and Croatian (BCS) at UCL SSEES.
Join us for an introduction and insights into Bosnia, an introduction to the language and readings from the work of an acclaimed author in Bosnian and English.
6pm - Welcome
6.05pm - 7.15pm - Talk