Author(s): Sibel BAYRAM

In the Bosnian culture, due to familliar or environmental reasons, the stories of lovers who can not be together are called ‘sevdalinka’. ‘Sevdalinka’ is the name of the novel written by Ayse Kulin as well and it tells the tale of what happened during the Bosnian war that broke out between 1992-1996 where Bosnia constitued the sixth state in the federal formation that was established by Tito. The novel tells the stories of the beginings of the war and the events that took place during the war in addition to details of the character ‘Nimeta’ who is a journalist and her marriage, infidelity and analysis the detailed family relationships. In the novel, Nimete’s life and war are intertwined. During the event, leading female characters who possess different worlds, despite living on the same land, thier understanding of life and resulting thoughts shows them to be having totally different geography.


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