This is a collection of stories by Yugoslavia’s only winner of the Nobel Prize for literature. However dated and male-centred they are, they offer fascinating glimpses into the lives of women in Bosnia, Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia in the first half of the last century.
Recommended by Silvia Sovic
THE SLAVE GIRL AND OTHER STORIES ABOUT WOMEN
Written by Ivo Andrić
Published by Central European University Press, Budapest (2009)
Silvia Sovic is an historian and anthropologist who has worked on family history, especially in South-East Europe. She has a long-standing passion for European literature and culture and has developed an interest in the writings of people with mixed or migrant backgrounds. She lives in London and is Honorary Fellow at the Centre for European Research, Queen Mary University of London.