More Bonsnian "uh oh" signs…

Storm clouds….

“A few days ago, Nebojsa Radmanovic, the ethnic Serbian member of Bosnia’s tripartite presidency, said in an interview with the Belgrade-based daily “Evening News” that Bosnia is one step closer to dissolution than it is to being a functioning state. That is a harsh statement to be coming from one of the three men in Bosnia most responsible for seeing to it that Bosnia functions as a state. If Bosnia is not “working,” he and the other two presidency members are the first ones to be blamed.”

About Steve Patterson

Steve Patterson has written over 50 plays, with works staged in Portland, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, Austin, Tampa, and other U.S. cities as well as in Canada and New Zealand. His works include: Waiting on Sean Flynn, Next of Kin, Farmhouse, Malaria, Shelter, Altered States of America, The Continuing Adventures of Mr. Grandamnus, Bluer Than Midnight, Bombardment, Dead of Winter, and Delusion of Darkness. In 2006, his bittersweet Lost Wavelengths was a mainstage selection at Portland Center Stage's JAW/West festival, and, in 2008, won the Oregon Book Award (he also was an OBA finalist in 1992 and 2002). In 1997, he won the inaugural Portland Civic Theatre Guild Fellowship for his play Turquoise and Obsidian. View all posts by Steve Patterson

4 responses to “More Bonsnian "uh oh" signs…

  • MightyToyCannon

    Have you read Ivo Andric's novel, "Bridge on the Drina"? It's a powerful retelling of the region's tragic history, spanning centuries and with much resonance for current times. Andric was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1961 for this book. I read it many years ago when I happened to be living in Belgrade and traveling around the Balkans.

  • splattworks

    I've heard of it, but haven't read it. Is that the ancient bridge that was destroyed in the war? I remember newspaper accounts from the time about the demise of a Medieval bridge that seemed to symbolize the depth, history, and immense difficulty of halting Balkan conflict.S

  • MightyToyCannon

    The ancient bridge destroyed in the war (and subsequently rebuilt) was the Mostar bridge, in the Bosnian town of that name. bridge over the Drina is in the town of Višegrad. It was built in the 16th century and has been damaged and rebuilt several times. Ivo Andric's book is a brutal, tragic story that puts current conflict into context.

  • splattworks

    Oh God, Mostar. (*groan*) That's right. Andrec's novel sounds like it's worth a read.

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