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Flowers of Sbrenica Talk

February 11, 2023 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Photo of the book The Flowers of Srebrenica by Aidan Hehir and David Frankum.

Meet the author, Aidan Hehir, and the illustrator, David Frankum, of the book ‘The Flowers of Srebrenica’? at Chatham Library on the 11th of February at 2.00 – 4.00 pm.

 “I’ve visited many places where atrocities occurred; this is my job. Mustafa looks like a normal guy. What could go wrong?”

The Flowers of Srebrenica is about a journey to Srebrenica (Bosnia). It is a story about memory, about how people’s experiences have power, about how places where tragedies occurred also still have power…

The book, published by Qendra Multimedia, contains over 40 illustrations and will be available to purchase at the event at the special price of £10. All proceeds go to charity.

“From beginning to end, the author never ceases to find wanting the moral disengagement of bystanders, including himself”.

Anna Di Lellio, Ph.D., Professor of Politics New York University

“[Aidan Hehir] finds a way to talk about genocide, trauma and memory, and the marks that such appalling acts leave on communities, with a rare lightness of touch and a poetic sensibility”.

Natasha Tripney, Theatre critic and journalist

Aidan Hehir is a Reader in International Relations at the University of Westminster. His research interests include transitional justice, humanitarian intervention, and statebuilding in the Balkans. He is the author/editor of eleven books and co-editor of the Routledge Intervention and Statebuilding book series. He lives with his family in Gillingham, England. This is his first non-academic book. He can be contacted on A.hehir@wmin.ac.uk or via twitter @farcanals

David Frankum has a wide-ranging carer that has covered many areas in the world of art and design. His illustrations and design work can be found in a variety of publications including books, magazine, comics and album covers. He has also provided businesses with designs, published books, designed posters and created artist’s impressions for architectural companies. David has exhibited his work in renowned galleries and museums, displaying his passion for storytelling, reportage drawing and brutalist architecture. David is currently the Art Specialist at Luton Primary School.

Website: www.daveyf.co.uk

Instagram: @davidfrankum


February 11, 2023
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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