1. "Bosnia, Kosova & the West" by Mike Karadjis
2. "Balkan Babel" by Sabina Rahmet
3. "The Yugoslav Wars of the 1990s" by @richmondbridge
4. "Bosnia, A Short History" by Noel Malcolm
5. "Death of Yugoslavia" by Siber & Little
6. "A concise history of Bosnia" by Carmichael
7. "The War is Dead, Long Live the War" by @edvulliamy
8. "End Game" by Rhode
9. "The Architect of Genocide " by Robert Donia
10. "Safe Area Gorazde" by Joe Sacco
11. "The Bosnia List" by Kenan Trebincevic
12. "The Last Refuge" by Hasan Nuhanovic
13. "Logavina Street" by Demick
14. "Places of Pain" by Hariz Halilovich
15. "Whose Bosnia?" Nationalism & Political Imagination in the Balkans by @_edinh
16. "Love Thy Neighbour" by @maassp
17. "Surviving the Bosnian Genocide: women of Bosnia speak" by Leydesdorff
18. "Genocide in Bosnia" by Cigar
19. "Sarajevo: exodus of a city" by Karahasan
20. "The Bridge Betrayed" by Sells
21. "Postcards from the Grave" by @suljagicemir1
22. "Disintegration in Flames" by Levi
23. "The Balkans" by Mozower
24. "Thinking about Yugoslavia" by Ramet
25. "Unfinest Hour" by Simms.

"The rise and fall of Slobodan Milosevic" by Lukic
"Destruction of Yugoslavia" by Branka Magas
"The National Question in Yugoslavia" by Ivo Banac
"Kosovo: a Short History"
"The Triumph of the Lack of Will" by James Gow
"The Serbs" by Tim Judah
I would really recommended "Thinking about Yugoslavia" which is an entire book on all the various debates about the Yugo break-up and all the wars, super easy to read and contains a massive amount of sources and recommended reading & you get to learn about all the disagreements.
Additionally, some of these are scholarly publications and if you cannot access it but do want to do research...I've just contacted scholars in the past via email and they've shared their work for free. Most will always send you a pdf.
& finally...primary sources on the Bosnian genocide are super important and so are secondary sources. There isn't any book I could recommend that is entirely comprehensive from beginning to end...so pls try & read from various authors & various books.
Oh and also forgot to add the amazing and phenomenal Edina Becirovic's "Genocide on the Drina River". This is mandatory reading. Edina changed Bosnian Genocide scholarship for the better with it.
Some other scholars you can follow and whose work/writing that I am a huge fan of are people like @hikmet_karcic @KarcicHamza @adnanmahmutovic @fbieber @EricGordy @___adn @suboticjelena @alexcruik

& here is an entire list of Balkan women scholars too:

If you don't like reading...then I heartily recommend the podcast "Untold Killing" that we did in partnership with @messageheard. Not just cause I worked on it but it really is a superb resource and contains scholarly as well as personal sources.

If documentaries are more your thing then:

1. Death of Yugoslavia is long and good for history nerd.
2. Fog of Srebrenica is heart wrenching and personal

& films like "Quo Vadis, Aida", "Halima's Path, "Grbavica", "As if I'm not there", "No Man's Land", "Cirkus Columbia".
Additionally both @SrebrenicaMC and @SrebrenicaUK have a plethora of valuable resources on their websites too. Personal stories, war-time evidence such as military orders, videos and audios, even resources for school-age children. Check them out.
I'll keep the thread updated as more resources come to mind but don't get overwhelmed please...I am simply giving you all options so you can figure out what sources work best for you! I know it's a lot! & if you have any questions...always feel free to shoot me a DM!

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13 Jan
Bosnia is proof that you can be secular, irreligious, and liberal Muslims and it won't really matter at all because you will still be the target of systematic Islamophobia and Islamophobic propaganda. So, justifying how "you're not like other Muslims" is fairly useless.
I'm not a very religiously adhering person but my DMs, emails, and mentions are constantly filled with hateful messages about how I'm an Islamic terrorist, jihadi, ISIS whore, & how I want to convert Christians. I'm not gonna scream about how no, actually I'm a cool Muslims.
It's not that they actually believe that Bosnia is filled with extremist Muslims ready to burst at the seems. They know that Bosnia is largely a secular country with the majority of Muslims being fairly liberal. They don't care b/c it doesn't suit their narrative.
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I've seen the damage this does to young girls and women. The shame and guilt they end up feeling. But more than that I think teaching our daughters that sex = love sets them up for abusive situations and sets them up to be taken advantage of.
When we teach young women that sex is equal to love we set them up to believe that the men who simply want to have sex with them, can "love" them into giving up their bodies, even if they are not ready to take that step. That they can guilt-trip them into sex.
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Mladen, before Bosnia ever even held a referendum on Independence..the Serb leadership was establishing "Serb Autonomous Regions", preparing for a take-over of all municipalities & preparing Serbs for the full takeover of Bosnia throughout JNA collaboration. Docs drawn up in 1991
You cannot honestly compare that to Bosnians wanting an equal country where there is no ethnic segregation & everyone is entitled to the same human rights. There's no shadow government being prepared, there's no take-overs, there's no collaboration to make "Bosniak only" regions
Literally in 1988, ethnic Serbs were being urged by Milosevic and his party to take to the streets under the slogans "Strong Serbia, Strong Yugoslavia" instead of "Brotherhood & Unity".
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You really cannot equate Bosniak Nationalism to Serbian Nationalism simply because the power dynamics and history of it are not at all the same. With that said, Bosniak Nationalism isn't the right response to the growing rise of Greater Serbia ethno-Nationalism.
Additionally though, Bosniak Nationalism is borne out of trauma. In many ways, it's really a small minority of people who even actually believe in it. It's also an extremely Diasporic attribute rather than one of Bosnians who live in Bosnia.
There is also a huge difference between Bosnian Nationalism and Bosniak Nationalism. Bosnian Nationalism is pro multi-ethnic & united Bosnia. Bosniak Nationalism is like 5 Diaspora kids in a coat thinking they can out yell the nationalists Serbs.
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Cannot say who but I will say that just as recent as this year I was privy to MPs declining the commemorative statements we drew up for them as they felt naming Serbia as a perpetrator of crimes in Bosnia would not be diplomatically suitable and they did not wish to "take sides".
European leadership has an almost deep seethed fear of naming the perpetrators. Listen to their statements around July 11 during commemoration events...very, very few will ever say "Serb forces", "ethno-nationalist Serbs", Serb military even or Serb political leadership.
It's cowardly, yes, but ultimately it's not their monkeys, not their circus and they wish to maintain political and diplomatic tied with specific people far, far more than they care about genocide survivors. Not all, but most.
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We don't give solidarity under the condition we get it back. BiH is a small place & complicated too that not everyone is knowledgeable about. That aside, my Twitter is filled with activists & scholars from all sides sharing info & expressing solidarity.
Don't attack her pls as she seems young and I am not attacking her either but it a statement I keep seeing from young Diaspora Bosnian and it's a huge case of misdirecting your anger and frustration. Other struggling groups aren't the enemy...
It's also important to note that I would much personally prefer non-Bosnians and in particular those who are not knowledge about it, share and retweet info from experts and Bosnian survivors than to lecture on social media in an act of performative support.
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