Safe Area Goražde has ratings and reviews. Joe Sacco spent five months in war ravaged Bosnia during and put together his experiences for a. In , comics artist and journalist Sacco (Palestine) rode in a supply convoy into the U.N.-designated safe area of Gorazde, a small Bosnian Muslim town. In late and early , cartoonist/reporter Joe Sacco travelled four times to Gorazde, a UN-designated safe area during the Bosnian War.

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What really makes this book exceptional is the fact that Joe Sacco has mastered all of the elements of his craft – the writing and the art hold up equally well despite the high standards that Sacco has evidently set for himself.

I could recall most of the events as brutality on that scale in present day Europe is mind-boggling. Then you sscco start reading Goradze books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. This is not a both-sidesism book.

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An idea like that—specifically, to go to Benghazi, Libya—occurred to this reviewer only a couple months ago. The storytellers don’t edit or expostulate or exaggerate safco the worse the events, the plainer their words, and Sacco attends to their simplicity. The panels in these sections are presented on white and black backgrounds, respectively.

Walked down “Sniper Alley”. Also beautifully and realistically drawn. It’s just a day-to-dayaccount -conversations with soldiers, teachers, teenage girls,refugees, with their friends and families- all the folks who madeup wartime Gorazde. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Again, this information is skeletal.


Which would have been a sad loss for me, because this is an excellent book, vivid and educational, emotional and honest, a book that brings a complex and confusing war into your lap, at the same time beautiful in its artistic skill, and heart-wrenching in the agony of its story.

The title is apt and ironical as Gorazde had been declared a “Safe Area” yet it was far from safe.

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Buy the selected items together This item: Di sini seorang bapak harus bersembunyi dari seorang tentara yang dulu sering mengerjakan PR bersama anak bungsunya. All night, he could hear the continuous splash of bodies hitting water. I want to like this book more than I actually do.

They have witnessed scenes a human being should never have to see. Besides spending his time hanging out with friends he made and enjoying his status as a foreigner, he also goes around interviewing those who survived for their stories- and disperses them throughout the novel. This article needs additional citations for verification.

It was unusual, but it’s not like anyone raised a stink about it, because they had no way of judging whether this was appropriate material for comics or not. He pens no suggestion of eyes behind his round glasses, but they are in there all right, focused near and far, missing nothing: Yugoslavia was made up of mostly Croatians, Serbians, and Muslims.

Slovakia, Hungary, Crotia, and flew out of Sarajevo.

Gorazde terletak sekitar km dari Sarajevo, ibukota Bosnia Herzegovina. Most of the voices from Gorazde are those of Muslim inhabitants or refugees “cleansed” from other areas, and while the stories are chilling enough, what also disturbs is gorwzde confusion and pain these people feel because gprazde many cases, it was their former Serb neighbors who participated in it.


It’s hard to keep all the different groups straight in my head, though I think re-reading it would help.

Safe Area Gorazde is a stunning work, combining the best uoe of journalism, comics, and historical non-fiction. Which is a shame. URL accessed April 25, Sebuah daerah kantong di Bosnia Timur yang dikepung oleh pasukan separatis Serbia Chetnik sejak awal perang Bosnia.

Inhe left the U. The scary thing about this war is that there was no clear “good guy, bad guy” dichotomy. His method of relating the failure of the world community is unrelenting. Sacco lived for a month in Gorazde, entering before the Muslims trapped inside had access to the outside world, electricity or running water.

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And all of the war’s tragedies. One gets the sense of total confusion, following this man rushing around between the blown-apart buildings of his city, Kalashnikov in hand.

Civilians drenched in gasoline, left to burn alive. The neighbors that they shared food with were killing each other. Since he concentrates on in-depth investigation, the slowness of production is not an obstacle, but more importantly, he is able as a cartoonist to reconstruct events in a manner very different from the photographic image.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. They complain, and talk about their hopes and dreams.