Surviving the Peace
is a monumental feat of ground-level reporting describing two decades of postwar life in Bosnia, specifically among those fighting for refugee rights of return. Unique in its breadth and profoundly humanitarian in its focus, Surviving the Peace
situates digestible explanations of the region's bewilderingly complex recent history among interviews, conversations, and tableaus from the lives of everyday Bosnians attempting to make sense of what passes for normal in a postwar society.
Essential reading for students of the former Yugoslavia and anyone interested in postwar or post-genocide studies, Surviving the Peace
is an instant classic of long-form reporting, an impossible accomplishment without a lifetime of dedication to a place and people.
Peter Lippman's website is http://survivingthepeace.org/