Escape from Bosnia: Aza's Story

Escape from Bosnia Aza s Story When Brent King a young New Zealand pilot was sent as a UN observer to Sepa in Serb held Bosnia he met and fell in love with Aza Mehmedovic a beautiful local girl The war closed in on Sepa inexora

  • Title: Escape from Bosnia: Aza's Story
  • Author: Sue McCauley
  • ISBN: 9780908704422
  • Page: 368
  • Format: Paperback
  • When Brent King, a young New Zealand pilot, was sent as a UN observer to Sepa in Serb held Bosnia, he met and fell in love with Aza Mehmedovic, a beautiful local girl The war closed in on Sepa inexorably, and Brent soon realized that somehow he would have to arrange for Aza to escape from the ever tightening grip of the Serb militia before they finally destroyed the town.When Brent King, a young New Zealand pilot, was sent as a UN observer to Sepa in Serb held Bosnia, he met and fell in love with Aza Mehmedovic, a beautiful local girl The war closed in on Sepa inexorably, and Brent soon realized that somehow he would have to arrange for Aza to escape from the ever tightening grip of the Serb militia before they finally destroyed the town It was only through complex and devious negotiations that Brent was able to arrange for Aza to be smuggled out of Zepa at a price In return he would have to take extraordinary risks and display raw courage as he bent UN rules until they broke This both Brent s story of how he orchestrated Aza s escape, told for the first time, and Aza s own story a harrowing and moving account of what life was really like in a Muslim enclave under siege from the Serbs Escape From Bosnia is both a real life love story and a gripping tale of adventure and intrigue the tenderness and the suspense are brilliantly captured by award winning author Sue McCauley.

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    1. It's funny how one book leads to another; we read "The People of the Book" by Geraldine Brooks in book club and the day after discussing it, I saw this true story at a Salvation Army thrift store. "The People of the Book" is about the survival of the Sarajevo Haggadah, an ancient Jewish book, during the seige of Sarajevo in the 1990s. "Escape from Bosnia" recounts the harrowing story of Aza and her family, Bosnian muslims, whose lives were torn from the 20th century and forced back to pre-indust [...]

    2. It is very interesting to read how kiwi lady understood war time life in Bosnian village. There are two parallel views of the same events : Bosnian and New Zealand one. New Zealand one, author understands, it is beautifully written and I really enjoyed it. On the other hand, Bosnian story is so full of holes, and someone that knows more about that culture, traditions and circumstances, can read so much more between the lines!

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