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The Resource Miss ex-Yugoslavia : a memoir, Sofija Stefanovic

Miss ex-Yugoslavia : a memoir, Sofija Stefanovic

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Miss ex-Yugoslavia : a memoir
Title
Miss ex-Yugoslavia
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Sofija Stefanovic
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A funny, dark, and tender memoir about the immigrant experience and life as a perpetual fish-out-of-water, from the acclaimed Serbian-Australian storyteller. Sofija Stefanovic makes the first of many awkward entrances in 1982, when she is born in Belgrade, the capital of socialist Yugoslavia. The circumstances of her birth (a blackout, gasoline shortages, bickering parents) don{u2019}t exactly get her off to a running start. While around her, ethnic tensions are stoked by totalitarian leaders with violent agendas, Stefanovic's early life is filled with Yugo rock, inadvisable crushes, and the quirky ups and downs of life in a socialist state. As the political situation grows more dire, the Stefanovics travel back and forth between faraway, peaceful Australia, where they can{u2019}t seem to fit in, and their turbulent homeland, which they can{u2019}t seem to shake. Meanwhile, Yugoslavia collapses into the bloodiest European conflict in recent history. Featuring warlords and beauty queens, tiger cubs and Baby-Sitters Clubs, Sofija Stefanovic{u2019}s memoir is a window to a complicated culture that she both cherishes and resents. Revealing war and immigration from the crucial viewpoint of women and children, Stefanovic chronicles her own coming-of-age, both as a woman and as an artist who yearns to take control of her own story. Refreshingly candid, poignant, and illuminating, Miss Ex-Yugoslavia introduces a vital new voice to the immigrant narrative
Biography type
autobiography
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Miss ex-Yugoslavia : a memoir, Sofija Stefanovic
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky2ocm92124630
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
257 pages
Isbn
9781501165740
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
Label
Miss ex-Yugoslavia : a memoir, Sofija Stefanovic
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky2ocm92124630
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
257 pages
Isbn
9781501165740
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps

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