Rights offering detail :
SREBRENICA. A STORY OF EVIL
Jan. 22, 2019
Author:
Ivica Đikić
Category:
Non-fiction: Narrative
Description:
Outstanding and unflinching documentary novel that follows the events that took place in the course of the three days and nights (between 13 and 16 July 1995) during which almost eight thousand Bosniaks were killed in the area of Srebrenica. The intention of this non-fiction novel is to research and to understand, using literary means, how was it possible for a JNA officer, raised in the spirit of Yugoslavia and genuinely devoted to the Yugoslav ideal and Titoism, to take charge of the operation to kill eight thousand people based exclusively on their ethnicity and religion.

The main character is Colonel Ljubiša Beara, General Ratko Mladić’s second in command on the Main Staff of the VRS and its Chief of Security. As well as following Beara’s every movement and action during those three days and nights in July 1995 when eight thousand people in Srebrenica were killed, the novel narrates his life before the war and during the war, featuring elements that set the main story in the wider context of the political and social circumstances of the time.
The outstanding personal investment of the author can be just briefly illustrated by the fact that it took ten years for Ivica Djikic to research all the sources for this book. Those are primary the documents produced by the ICTY in The Hague. This novel tries to research and understand, using literary means, how it was possible for an officer, raised in the spirit of Yugoslavia and genuinely devoted to the Yugoslav ideal and Titoism, to take charge of the operation to kill eight thousand people based exclusively on their ethnicity and religion. And, most of all, how was it possible, at the very end of the war, with all eyes on Bosnia, to kill that many people?
Rights available:
World
Rights sold:
Norway (Solum & Bokvennen), Italy (Bottega Errante)
Other Information:
Ivica Đikić’s “Srebrenica. A story of Evil” is not fiction because, as the author points towards the end of the novel, Srebrenica is no place for fiction; this is a novel in which reality has taken over all the narrative functions, but it had to wait for someone persistent, interested and brave enough to research and put down on paper all the materials related to Srebrenica, military movements, UN’s (lack of) actions, civilians, and mostly to Ljubiša Beara and his superiors and inferiors.
Seid Serdarević, publisher, winner of the The Bookseller International Adult Trade Publisher Award in 24 sata Express
Contact:
Diana Matulic
Corto Literary
diana@cortoliterary.com
phone: +385 91 4577 409
Zagreb
Offering #:
14767
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