Promotion of the book “Searching for Home”
The book ‘Searching for Home’, Reconstruction of Life, Location and Identity in Rome and Amsterdam’ written by Maja Korac , PhD, was presented on in the Artget Gallery, Belgrade Cultural Centre, Republic Square Street no. 5, at 12 am on Tuesday, 2 April 2013. Apart from the author, Mirjana Bobic, Associate Professor of the Faculty of Philosophy, Mr Ivan Milenkovic, editor of the Third Programme of Radio Belgrade, and Tanja Pavlov, PhD, Director of Migration Centre in Group 484, spoke about the book. Ivana Milenovic, actress of Dah Theatre, read the excerpts from the book. The promotion was attended approximately by thirty guests, including representatives of the academia, civil society organizations, state institutions and the media.
This is a book about people from former Yugoslavia who were forced by war to seek and create new homes in some other environments, towns or countries. It is based on comparative ethnographical statements about the people from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia who sought their home in Rome and Amsterdam. The book ‘Searching for Home’, Reconstruction of Life, Location and Identity in Rome and Amsterdam’ written by Maja Korac (Belgrade, Institute for Publishing of Textbooks, Library Societies, 2012) enables understanding of refugees from the perspective of actors themselves. In this way, Centre for Migration of Group 484, together with the author and Belgrade Cultural Centre continue to publicly promote books in which the topic of refugees is presented and problematized in a theoretical and artistically relevant way.