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Date: 5 May 2015 at 10:24
Subject: HAMAM BALKANIA Book Presentation: Religion, Identity, the Ottomans and Us.PLEASE FORWARD THS TO YOUR MAILING LIST/CONTACTS
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Book Presentation: 'Hamam Balkania'
- Religion, Identity, the Ottomans and Us.Saturday, 16 Mayat 11:30Conway Hall25 Red Lion Square, WC1R 4RL London'Hamam Balkania' is a book that lives in two parts – one set in the Ottoman empire of the 16th century, and the other in our own 21st century reality. Here we have the story of two friends, both taken as children from their homes and inducted into the Turkish Sultan's private guard: Sokollu Mehmed Pasha, the Serbian shepherd boy who rose to the position of Grand Vizier and Koca Mimar Sinan, the 'Michelangelo of the East'. Between them they represent both destruction and creation, while at the same time providing us with a harrowing insight into the heart of religion and identity. Back in our own time, we hear the voice of the author, sharing with us his experiences in the modern world, and his musings on faith, identity and nation. This is a truly ambitious book that rewards the reader with insights into some of the great questions of our time.
Author Vladislav Bajac, of Izdavačka Kuća Geopoetika, will be in London this week as a guest of the British Library, and will join us to discuss his most recent novel in English, with Vesna Petkovic
Presented by Istros Books and The Serbian Library in London.
Kindly hosted at the Conway Hall Library.
Vladislav Bajac is the author of eleven books - six novels, three books of short stories and two books of poetry. He is also founder and manager of Geopoetika Publishing
''One of the most ambitious novels of our time.''
Goffredo Fofi, Internationale
"... An historical novel, philosophical diary, and a work of Zen: a superb exercise in modesty…"
— Fabio de Propris, Il Manifesto
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