Item #8613 Sarajevo Survival Guide. FAMA, Miroslav Prstojevic, Maja Razovic, Aleksandra Wagner, Zeljko Puljic, text, photos.
Sarajevo Survival Guide
Sarajevo Survival Guide
Sarajevo Survival Guide
Sarajevo Survival Guide

Sarajevo Survival Guide

Sarajevo: FAMA, 1993. 1st Edition. Tall narrow octavo, publisher's stiff illustrated paper wraps.

Survival guidebook to the multi-ethnic capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina produced during the siege between April of 1992 and April of 1993. Taking place during the Bosnian war, the prolonged military blockade – what would become the longest siege of a capital city in the history of modern warfare – physically isolated the city and caused widespread civilian suffering, including enduring relentless shelling, sniper attacks, and scarcity of food, water, and medical supplies, leading residents to rely on makeshift solutions to survive. Inspired by the Guide Bleu format of Michelin guidebooks and written by journalist Miroslav Prstojevic, this mordant parody comprises tongue-in-cheek "guidance" on the food shortages ("A terrific way to lose excess weight…No one is fat any longer"), Going Out of Town ("Officially, there is no such thing as going out of town"), Recreation (running and "urban rock-climbing between balconies in case of fire”), all while painting a portrait of life during wartime. The book was produced by artist’s group FAMA, an organization of Sarajevan writers, artists, filmmakers, and intellectuals. The proceeds of the book were donated to a children's center in Sarajevo. Illustrated throughout with color and black-and-white photos. Lacking original printed wraparound band. Light edgewear to wraps. Very good. Item #8613

$45.00