Between Before and After

A memoir by Edita Mujkic.

ISBN: 9780645309959 | Trade orders please contact us here.  

FREE DELIVERY APPLIES WHEN YOU BUY ANY 3 OR MORE HAWKEYE BOOKS DELIVERED WITHIN AUSTRALIA.

A moving and compelling true story about the power of courage and love. A deeply human story that reminds us of the endless challenges of war, displacement and of fleeing conflict. It’s also a story of hope and the profound difference that a simple act of kindness can make.


NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER TO RECEIVE A SPECIAL FIRST EDITION.

OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE 1ST MARCH 2022.

Pre-ordered Special First Editions are received prior to the official release date.

Synopsis: 

A multiple award-winning memoir.

In May 1992 Edita Mujkic fled war-torn Sarajevo with two young children, in a borrowed car, with two bags and fifty American dollars in her pocket.

Her husband Goran stayed behind, trapped in the impenetrable siege. He wasn’t allowed to leave. They believed it was only for a couple of months. After five months of waiting for Goran in Split, Croatia, Edita and her children moved with the UNHCR to Penrith in Cumbria, Northern England.

Many more months went by while Goran’s every attempt to escape failed. Edita knew she had to help him. But how? What could she do with her broken English, without money and contacts, and two children to look after by herself?

She explored every option but every idea seemed fruitless until one day the puzzle pieces started falling into their places.

This moving and compelling true story of courage, love and humanity is a reminder of the nightmares that those fleeing conflict endure and of the difference that the simplest acts of kindness make.

  • Between Before and After RRP $32.95 AUS.
  • Delivery charge within Australia is $4.95 per book.
  • Delivery charge overseas is $10 per book.
  • Buy 3 or more Hawkeye books for FREE postage within Australia.


Testimonials:

“The story of one woman’s patience, resilience and finding joy amidst the suffering of war – a transcendental and wise book about exile and the power of enduring love.”

Alice Pung

“A haunting, deeply moving memoir that journeys from war-torn Sarajevo to suburban Melbourne via England. A remarkable story of family, love, loss and separation, illuminating the tragic human consequences of ethno-nationalism, and serving as a warning for our own polarised times.”

Angela Smith, non-fiction writer and poet

“A beautiful, tender book about war and loss – and the triumph of two people’s love for each other and their children. A story for our times. It will make your spirits soar.”

Michael Cathcart, ABC Radio National

About the Author: 

Edita Mujkic was born and raised in Sarajevo, in what was then Yugoslavia, and now is Bosnia and Herzegovina.

After the war broke out in her home country, she fled Sarajevo in May 1992 with her two children. After five months in Croatia, Edita and her children moved to England where she was an interpreter for other Bosnian refugees, although at the time she could barely speak English.

Two years later, in 1994, the family arrived in Melbourne.

Read more about Edita Mujkic here.
Hawkeye Books are available through all good libraries and bookstores.
We highly recommend the terrific bookstores listed on our Hawkeye Publishing corporate site.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.