Veronica Horwell is drawn in by Joe Sacco’s graphic depiction of a Bosnian enclave during the war, Safe Area Gorazde. In , comics artist and journalist Sacco (Palestine) rode in a supply convoy into the U.N.-designated safe area of Gorazde, a small Bosnian Muslim town. In late and early , cartoonist/reporter Joe Sacco travelled four times to Gorazde, a UN-designated safe area during the Bosnian War.

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Goraazde the war started, Edin has been the 15 minutes of his final oral exam away from completing his studies as a civil engineer at the University of Sarajevo. More than any other single person, Edin provides the story with an individual, human imprint. Entries Feed and Comments Feed. Sacco found in Gorazde his guide and main man Edin, a postgraduate student, teacher, soldier and civic spirit. Tetangga sebelah rumah membunuh anggota keluarga mereka. Jooe me, Sacco came off as kinda creepy but I did like that the majority of the book wasn’t about his experiences or opinions I didn’t care for those parts.

I think that’s what makes sadco book so special and attention-getting. Di tahunGorazde merekam kecanggungan sekaligus teror dalam perang saat sesama tetangga saling membunuh, menembaki, dan memburu.

Saya juga hanya seorang pelajar SMA jelang kuliah yang kala itu menyimak “Kupikir, kalau bisa, aku membunuh tiga saja dari mereka sebelum aku mati.

Ya, saya tahu peristiwa ini telah berlalu, 20 tahun lalu. I’m trying to understand the incredibly complex history of the Bosnian War. Jan 29, molly rated it liked it Shelves: Looking for beautiful books? To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

I knew close to nothing about what was happening in this little piece of the world before reading SAG. Amongst other places, Sacco has previously visited Gaza and the West Bank in Palestine, about which he created his last major work, the impressive Palestine Di sini seorang bapak harus bersembunyi dari seorang tentara yang dulu sering mengerjakan PR bersama anak bungsunya.

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Safe Area GoraĹžde: The War in Eastern Bosnia, by Joe Sacco

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. May 15, Lucille Zimmerman rated it it was amazing. Such horrendous gorzde brought upon people and for what? Kota-kota tersebut berada di bawah perlindungan unit pasukan perdamaian PBB, Unprofor. This book has certainly helped to change that.

In the midst of jod terrible conflict, that once again brought destruction and genocide to Europe, there is a man interested in making swcco graphic work, so he can tell a story. Gorxzde return for disarmament, they were put under the protection of the UN.

Maybe it’s that Sacco can show us these people — not just tell us what they looked like, but actually draw them as they saacco when they are most vulnerable or most ugly and violent.

Again and again, the eyewitnesses mention how they recognised a neighbour among either the dead or the killers. He isn’t ever trying to pretend he is just some fly on the wall.

The offensive succeeds due to the inaction of the UN peacekeeping forces. But still, really incisive account of some quite recent history. Joe Sacco was born in Malta on October 2, It is part history, part travelogue, and part war journalism all wrapped up into a graphic novel. Sacco visits the locals and gets a first-hand view of the war’s brutal effect on the town.


Slovenia, Croatia and Macedonia achieved independence in after their own battles, leaving Bosnia, Serbia and Montenegro as a “rump” Yugoslavia. Namun di satu sisi saya horazde jangan sampai kisah di Gorazde, kisah di Srebrenica, di Mostar, Sarajevo, terulang lagi. This book cleared a lot of things up for me, and did so with an incredibly compelling narrative and gorazds style. And then, in a matter of months, people from the city were freezing to death trying to walk to find food.

The title is apt and ironical as Gorazde had been declared a “Safe Area” yet it was far from safe. Helplessly, they witnessed the British contingent stationed there pull out.


Bosnian forces firmly believed that the UN troops would protect them from attack, hence they were totally unprepared. The mass murders, mass graves.

Sacco’s artwork and text are insightful, trenchant and acerbic sacvo pun intended! Shimmering, harsh, almost nightmaric. Jan 02, Malbadeen rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Drawing himself as a caricature with big lips and glasses that completely hide his eyes, Joe Sacco has delved into the most uncomfortable and immediate effects of the war on the people living through such a horrible situation, and he is only the observer. But that’s where Sacco comes in.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It does not at all detract from the masterpiece that Safe Area Gorazde though- it just means that it is a lot more like reading an in-depth novel than other graphic novels.

About Joe Sacco Joe Sacco, one of the world’s foremost cartoonists, is widely hailed as the creator of war-reportage comics. In this case it was this book. However, townsfolk point out that there is still much more to go. And this is by far the most insightful and moving comic about the war in Yugoslavia: It was koe in This job provided sxcco opportunity for him to create another satire: Bahkan sepanjang saya membaca buku, setiap kali membuka halaman rasanya selalu diliputi teror akan apa saja torazde bisa ditemui dalam kisah peperangan.

He offers up a history of the war through interviews with survivors, many living in bombed out shells that used to be ho Ethnic cleansing, torture, and rape seem like strange subjects for a graphic novel, yet somehow