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Presentation by Kenan Trebincevic author of The Bosnia List

October 3, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Kenan Trebincevic author of The Bosnia List: A Memoir of War, Exile and Return

*Book Signing to follow the Q&A session/ sales provided by King’s English Bookstore

The Bosnian American Professionals Association  (BAPA Utah) and the Salt Lake City Public LIbrary present author Kenan  Trebincevic, author of The Bosnia List on Friday, October 3rd.

At age eleven, Kenan Trebincevic was a happy,  karate-loving kid living with his family in the quiet Eastern European town of  Brcko. Then, in the spring of 1992, war broke out and his friends, neighbors  and teammates all turned on him. Pero – Kenan’s beloved karate coach – showed  up at his door with an AK-47 – screaming: “You have one hour to leave or  be killed!” Kenan’s only crime: he was Muslim. This poignant, searing  memoir chronicles Kenan’s miraculous escape from the brutal ethnic cleansing  campaign that swept the former Yugoslavia. After two decades in the United  States, Kenan honors his father’s wish to visit their homeland, making a list  of what he wants to do there. Kenan decides to confront the former next door  neighbor who stole from his mother, see the concentration camp where his Dad  and brother were imprisoned and stand on the grave of his first betrayer to  make sure he’s really dead. Back in the land of his birth, Kenan finds  something more powerful – and shocking – than revenge.

Listen to Trebincevic’s interview on WGN here.



October 3, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Salt Lake City Public Library
210 East 400 South
Salt Lake City, 84111 United States
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