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With Their Backs To The World: Portraits from Serbia - from the bestselling author of the Bookseller of Kabul

Asne Seierstad

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Serbia, Biography: general, Prose: non-fiction, Military history: post WW2 conflicts

* From the author of the international bestseller THE BOOKSELLER OF KABUL - a fascinating and vivid account of the lives of fourteen Serbian people

From the author of the international bestseller THE BOOKSELLER OF KABUL - a fascinating and vivid account of the lives of fourteen Serbian people

From the award-winning author of The Bookseller of Kabul comes a fascinating insight into the lives of ordinary Serbs under Milosevic and the dramatic events leading up to his fall. Asne Seierstad's first book, which some consider to be her best, follows fourteen Serbs whose lives were transformed over the course of sixteen months. With characteristic perception and honesty, Siesta offers an intimate portrait of these individuals, and a vivid study of the civil war and its aftermath. First published in 2000, WITH THEIR BACKS TO THE WORLD was updated extensively by the author in 2004.

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Asne Seierstad

Asne Seierstad (born 1970) has reported from Russia, China, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq, amongst many other countries. She has received numerous awards for her journalism.

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