by Storyteller Sue O’Halloran
When former Yugoslavia broke up in the early 1990s, war broke out across the region. Hasan, a Muslim, was a college student in 1992 when the siege against his city, Sarajevo, began. He joined the Army of Bosnia but would do anything to escape and live in peace and freedom. A few of his many adventures are detailed in this excerpt as well as his victory in studying Islam and rediscovering his identity when he came to the United States.
- What led to the break up of Yugoslavia in the 1990s?
- What would you do to escape a war? Could you leave your friends and family?
- What kept Hasan’s and his friend’s hopes alive?
- How has hardship helped you define who you are?
- Love Thy Neighbor: A Story of War by Peter Maas
- The Bosnia List: A Memoir of War, Exile, and Return by Kenan Trebincevic and Susan Shapiro
- Yugoslavia: Death of a Nation by Laura Silber and Alan Little
- Crossing Cultures
- Family and Childhood
- European Americans/Whites
- Living and Traveling Abroad
- Muslim Americans/Muslims
- Stereotypes and Discrimination
- Taking A Stand and Peacemaking