|S. (1999) [Novel]|
by Slavenka Drakulić
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(From the publisher):
Set in 1992, during the height of the Bosnian war, S. reveals one of the most horrifying aspects of any war: the rape and torture of civilian women by occupying forces. S. is the story of a Bosnian woman in exile who has just given birth to an unwanted child-one without a country, a name, a father, or a language. Its birth only reminds her of an even more grueling experience: being repeatedly raped by Serbian soldiers in the women's room of a prison camp. Through a series of flashbacks, S. relives the unspeakable crimes she has endured, and in telling her story-timely, strangely compelling, and ultimately about survival-depicts the darkest side of human nature during wartime.
Original title: Kao da me nema
Alternative titles: As If I Am Not There
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ European→ Eastern Europe
Fiction→ General Fiction→ World Affairs
- Written in Croatian, but originally published in German under the title "Als gäbe es mich nicht".