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Bluebird: A Memoir Paperback – 1 Feb 2010
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'Her confident, beguiling voice, her refusal to be pitied or patronised, reminds us that young people caught up in war have their own perspectives, their own stories to tell. I'm sure it is a voice we will hear more of in the future' Guardian "Maric is an exquisite, careful writer. Her sparse memoir, made up of a series of illuminating short stories, skewers Britain through a newcomer's eyes - With a linguistic talent remarkable for someone who began regularly speaking English only at the age of 16, Maric conveys the unsettling, often magical experience of losing her roots' Sunday Times Culture 'Told with humour and defiance, this is the inspiring tale of a brave young woman' Belfast Telegraph 'A powerful story' Independent on Sunday 'A wonderful, bittersweet memoir - A gifted, original writer - we are lucky to have her' Observer
About the Author
Vesna Maric was born in Mostar, in 1976. She left Bosnia-Herzegovina and went on to work for the BBC World Service and now writes Lonely Planet travel guides and a variety of journalism. She lives in London.
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The fact that she writes so well (I confess to looking for a translator's name on the book) must be testament to her own determination to learn but also to something good coming out of the friendship of local people. Her anecdotes are so vivid and recount our own domestic scenarios but from a refugee's perception - and it's not always a pretty sight. The fact that her story begins with the death and destruction in her own country, indeed in her home town leads one to view her commentary of the UK in a much more forceful light.
I don't know if Vesna Maric has the intention to write any further books; my copy was bagged by a friend before I wrote this review so I couldn't check. I hope she does. Her illumination of life is not only revealing but especially lively in its truest sense that I shall keep a watch out for her.