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Winter 2019/20

Sabahudin Hadžialić


I had a country.
They took it away.
They did not ask for permission.
The very same people who
want to establish
customs zones,
introduce joint parliament sitting
and start to exchange war criminals.
The very same
who caused the trouble in the first place.

I can only say
one word
One day you will realise
PEOPLE lived there for generations
and not… NO, DON’T SHOOT !!


Sabahudin Hadžialić was born in 1960 in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina and today he lives in Sarajevo. He is a professor, scientist, writer, poet, journalist, and editor. He has written 26 books (poetry, prose, essays as well as university textbooks) and his art and scientific work is translated in 25 world languages. He participates within EU project funds and he is a member of Scientific boards of Journals in Poland, India and USA. Since 2009 he is co-owner and Editor in chief of DIOGEN pro culture - magazine for, culture, art, education and science from USA.


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