My short story Siege was previously published in the 2009 Best Australian Stories and reviewed:
'A powerful and moving story of family dissolution and the suffering, deprivation and terror of war.' Australian Book Review
'Amra Pajalić’s Bosnian Diary is a masterpiece of broken elegy.' Bulletin Review
This story was inspired by the real life Sarajevo Romeo and Juliet, who were a Bosnian and Serb that attempted to escape the siege. I used my husband's family as a resource as they were survivors of the Sarajevo siege and their letters provided details of what it as like to live day to day.
The Cuckoo’s Song, YA short story collection, by Amra Pajalic is now available in ebook, paperback, hardcover, dyslexic font, large print, and audiobook narrated by AI.
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Amra Pajalić is an award-winning author, an editor and teacher who draws on her Bosnian cultural heritage to write own voices stories for young people, who like her, are searching to mediate their identity and take pride in their diverse culture. She writes memoir, young adult and romance under the pen name Mae Archer.
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