Besieged

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01Besieged: Life Under Fire In A Sarajevo Street20120416

To mark the twentieth anniversary of the start of the siege of Sarajevo the award winning journalist Barbara Demick revists her evocative eyewitness account of how the residents of one street in the city endured three and half years of living in a warzone. Today, bellicosity is met with denial before harsh and terrifying realities kick in.

Besieged: Life Under Fire on a Sarajevo Street is the first UK publication of Barbara Demick's first book. To counter the effects of "compassion fatigue" the book began life as a series of articles evoking the daily lives of several families and how they endured years of deprivation, terror, and the loss of loved ones and friends. Her portrayal of Logavina Street's residents is at once intimate and vivid.

Barbara Demick's coverage of the war in Sarajevo won the George Polk Award and the Robert F. Kennedy Award. She is a foreign correspondent for the Los Angeles Times based in Bejing. In 2010 she won the Samuel Johnson Prize for Nothing to Envy: Real Lives in North Korea.

Read by Laurel Lefkow

Abridged by Julian Wilkinson

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

Bellicose rumbles are denied.

01Besieged: Life Under Fire In A Sarajevo Street20120417

Bellicose rumbles are denied.

To mark the twentieth anniversary of the start of the siege of Sarajevo the award winning journalist Barbara Demick revisits her evocative eyewitness account of how the residents of one street in the city endured three and half years of living in a warzone. Today, bellicosity is met with denial before harsh and terrifying realities kick in.

Besieged: Life Under Fire on a Sarajevo Street is the first UK publication of Barbara Demick's first book. To counter the effects of "compassion fatigue" the book began life as a series of articles evoking the daily lives of several families and how they endured years of deprivation, terror, and the loss of loved ones and friends. Her portrayal of Logavina Street's residents is at once intimate and vivid.

Barbara Demick's coverage of the war in Sarajevo won the George Polk Award and the Robert F. Kennedy Award. She is a foreign correspondent for the Los Angeles Times based in Beijing. In 2010 she won the Samuel Johnson Prize for Nothing to Envy: Real Lives in North Korea.

Read by Laurel Lefkow

Abridged by Julian Wilkinson

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

02Besieged: Life Under Fire In A Sarajevo Street

02Besieged: Life Under Fire In A Sarajevo Street20120417

To mark the twentieth anniversary of the start of the siege of Sarajevo the award winning journalist Barbara Demick revisits her evocative eyewitness account of how the residents of one street in the city endured three and half years of living in a warzone. Today, a death in one of the Logavina Street's families.

Read by Laurel Lefkow

Abridged by Julian Wilkinson

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

A death in one of Logavina Street's families.

02Besieged: Life Under Fire In A Sarajevo Street20120418

A death in one of Logavina Street's families.

To mark the twentieth anniversary of the start of the siege of Sarajevo the award winning journalist Barbara Demick revisits her evocative eyewitness account of how the residents of one street in the city endured three and half years of living in a warzone. Today, a death in one of the Logavina Street's families.

Read by Laurel Lefkow

Abridged by Julian Wilkinson

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

03Besieged: Life Under Fire In A Sarajevo Street

03Besieged: Life Under Fire In A Sarajevo Street20120418

To mark the twentieth anniversary of the start of the siege of Sarajevo the award winning journalist Barbara Demick revists her evocative eyewitness account of how the residents of one street in the city endured three and half years of living in a warzone. Today's theme is about coming of an age in a warzone.

Read by Laurel Lefkow

Abridged by Julian Wilkinson

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

Coming of age in a warzone.

03Besieged: Life Under Fire In A Sarajevo Street20120419

Coming of age in a warzone.

04Besieged: Life Under Fire In A Sarajevo Street

04Besieged: Life Under Fire In A Sarajevo Street20120419

To mark the twentieth anniversary of the start of the siege of Sarajevo the award winning journalist Barbara Demick revisits her evocative eyewitness account of how the residents of one street in the city endured three and half years of living in a warzone. Today, a ceasefire and new causes of anguish.

Read by Laurel Lefkow

Abridged by Julian Wilkinson

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

A ceasefire and new causes of anguish.

04Besieged: Life Under Fire In A Sarajevo Street20120420

A ceasefire and new causes of anguish.

05 LASTBesieged: Life Under Fire In A Sarajevo Street

05 LASTBesieged: Life Under Fire In A Sarajevo Street20120420

To mark the twentieth anniversary of the start of the siege of Sarajevo the award winning journalist Barbara Demick revists her evocative eyewitness account of how the residents of one street in the city endured three and half years of living in a warzone. Today, hostilities end, and twenty years on we find out how life has changed on Logavina Street.

Read by Laurel Lefkow

Abridged by Julian Wilkinson

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

Hostilities end, and, 20 years on, a look at how life has changed on Logavina Street.

05 LASTBesieged: Life Under Fire In A Sarajevo Street20120421

Hostilities end, and, 20 years on, a look at how life has changed on Logavina Street.