Wars come and go across the headlines and television screens, but for those who survive them, scarred and scattered, they never end. This is a book about post-conflict irresolution, about the lives of those who survived the gulag of concentration camps in north-western Bosnia and about seeking justice for Bosnia today. But justice is not Reckoning. The book finds that the survivors are lost not only geographically, but in history - betrayed in war, and also in peace.
Part memoir and part reckoning, this is a startling examination of the legacy of the Bosnian war published on the twenty-first anniversary of the outbreak of the war.
"The camps and their corrosive legacy are Vulliamy's subject in this searing book, in which he writes with controlled and righteous anger about the absence of any "reckoning" Daily Telegraph "Impassioned ... riveting and chilling" Financial Times "Haunting" Sunday Times "A beautifully written and deeply heartfelt study in survival" Sunday Business Post
Ed Vulliamy is a journalist and writes for the Guardian and Observer. For his work in Bosnia, Italy, the US and Iraq he has won a James Cameron Award and an Amnesty International Media Award and has been named International Reporter of the Year (twice) and runner-up at the Foreign Press Association Awards. In 1996 he became the first journalist to testify at an international crimes court, at the International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia. Twitter: @edvulliamy