Lamija Tanović: The Journey from Yugoslavia to Bosnia

Graves in Bosnia. Photo by NeonMan on flickr.
Graves in Bosnia. Photo by NeonMan on flickr.

Lamija Tanović grew up in a Yugoslavia with a quality of life that makes today’s Bosnia look like another planet. A time where values such as education, cooperation, and participation were essential. An era that would later give way to a terrible war and a dysfunctional plan to create a new nation in its aftermath.  Through it all, Lamija explains, everyone always wished to come home and make a life in this beautiful place. The problem is, today’s Bosnia makes it quite difficult for anyone to have a decent life and as a result, people have left and will continue to leave.

Today on the podcast, I spend an hour in the home of Lamija Tanović; educator, human rights activist, politician, and someone with a tremendous amount of life experience, to help explain what Bosnia was then and how it became what it is today.

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3 thoughts on “Lamija Tanović: The Journey from Yugoslavia to Bosnia

  • July 5, 2013 at 1:09 am

    Great episode — thanks Mark! But where’s the flattr button for each episode? I can’t find it anymore (only via your flattr-profile).

  • July 10, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    Extraordinary podcast. Great privilege to being able to listen to this voices from the inside. Amazing what she tells about how the Danes received the refugees between 1992-1995… Thanks!

  • July 14, 2013 at 6:51 am

    Thanks for the episode! Always good to hear a persons voice about the history they have lived through.

    Great music choice as well 🙂 Was it traditional/regional?

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