MacReads: Safe Area Gorazde with Portland Area Alumni

Starts 3:00 PM
Sunday Jul 22, 2018
Hosted by Paul Freeman '71


Join fellow Portland Alumni for a lively discussion of Safe Area Gorazde: The War in Eastern Bosnia, 1992-1995 by Joe Sacco.

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About the book...
Praised by The New York TimesBrill's Content and Publishers WeeklySafe Area Gorazde is the long-awaited and highly sought after 240-page look at war in the former Yugoslavia. Sacco (the critically-acclaimed author of Palestine) spent five months in Bosnia in 1996, immersing himself in the human side of life during wartime, researching stories that are rarely found in conventional news coverage. The book focuses on the Muslim-held enclave of Gorazde, which was besieged by Bosnian Serbs during the war. Sacco lived for a month in Gorazde, entering before the Muslims trapped inside had access to the outside world, electricity or running water. Safe Area Gorazde is Sacco's magnum opus and with it he is poised too become one of America's most noted journalists. The book features an introduction by Christopher Hitchens, political columnist for The Nation and Vanity Fair. - GoodReads

About the author...Joe Sacco was born in Malta, October 2nd, 1960. He moved around the world to Australia, before settling in Los Angeles in 1972. As a child he vividly remembers buying war comics and Mad magazine 1950s reprints. He studied at the University of Oregon and graduated with a degree in journalism in 1981. He continued to travel extensively in the 1980s living in Europe and Malta where he worked as a cartoonist, an editor and an arts news editor for various comics presses, including The Comics Journal. He traveled to the middle east for the first time in 1992 and came away from Israel and the occupied territories with the material that would make up his groundbreaking comic PALESTINE. Sacco was the recipient of the prestigious American Book Award in 1996 for the series. - BookReporter


This event is for: Alumni

Sponsored By: Alumni Chapter - Portland, Ore.

Categories: Alumni Events