Wednesday October 21, 2020

Bosnia-Herzegovina: A house divided

Almost 22 years since a ceasefire brought to an end its bloody civil war, Bosnia-Herzegovina is still speckled with segregated villages and grappling with a dangerous political crisis, writes Peter Geoghegan

15th October, 2017
A child of war in Gornji Vakuf during the 1990s

Tarik Calkić’s old secondary school in western Bosnian has not changed much since he graduated. The squat, two-storey building still has the same flat roof. The same fading textbooks sit on the shelves of the cramped classrooms. And there are still two entrances, one with a blue sign, and another ten feet away in brown.

As a Bosnian Muslim, Calkić mostly went through the brown doors. But some days, when he was feeling...

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