Safe Area Gorazde

Joe Sacco

žafe Area Goražde is a journalistic comic book about the Bosnian War, written by Joe Sacco. It was published in 2000.

The book describes the author’s experiences during four months spent in Bosnia in 1994–95, and is based on conversations with Bosniaks trapped within the enclave of Goražde.

Sacco combines the oral histories of his interviewees with his own observations on conditions in the enclave as well as his feelings about being in a danger zone. He keeps his primary focus on roughly half a dozen people, which helps to structure the collection of vignettes into something of a narrative, while also including interviews with a number of other people. Sacco stands back and lets the interviewees tell their stories, keeping his editorializing and personal reflections to interludes.

status Copy #1 (246): in
genre History » Middle-Eastern History
publisher Fantagraphics Books
publish date Jan 2002
popularity checked out 8 time(s)

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