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About Slavenka Drakulic

Slavenka Drakulic is a journalist and novelist from Croatia. Her books include They Would Never Hurt a Fly: War Criminals on Trial in The Hague (Penguin, 2004), Caf̩ Europa: Life after Communism (Norton, 1997), and Balkan Express: Fragments from the Other Side of War (Harper Collins, 1993). She has also written the novels S. (Penguin, 1999) and Holograms of Fear (Hutchinson, 1992).

Articles by Slavenka Drakulic

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Slavenka Drakulić: violence, memory, and the nation

Writer and journalist Slavenka Drakulić reflects on the use of sexual violence in war, the psyche in conflict, and the gap between official history and personal memory in the former Yugoslavia.

Sudden death and the afterlife of truth

Slavenka Drakulic wonders: who will now judge Slobodan Milosevic, and what will be the verdict?
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