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Miss ex-Yugoslavia: a memoir

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A funny, dark, and tender memoir about the immigrant experience and life as a perpetual fish-out-of-water, from the acclaimed Serbian-Australian storyteller. Sofija Stefanovic makes the first of many awkward entrances in 1982, when she is born in Belgrade, the capital of socialist Yugoslavia. The circumstances of her birth (a blackout, gasoline shortages, bickering parents) dont exactly get her off to a running start. While around her, ethnic tensions are stoked by totalitarian leaders with violent agendas, Stefanovic's early life is filled with Yugo rock, inadvisable crushes, and the quirky ups and downs of life in a socialist state. As the political situation grows more dire, the Stefanovics travel back and forth between faraway, peaceful Australia, where they cant seem to fit in, and their turbulent homeland, which they cant seem to shake. Meanwhile, Yugoslavia collapses into the bloodiest European conflict in recent history. Featuring warlords and beauty queens, tiger cubs and Baby-Sitters Clubs, Sofija Stefanovics memoir is a window to a complicated culture that she both cherishes and resents. Revealing war and immigration from the crucial viewpoint of women and children, Stefanovic chronicles her own coming-of-age, both as a woman and as an artist who yearns to take control of her own story. Refreshingly candid, poignant, and illuminating, Miss Ex-Yugoslavia introduces a vital new voice to the immigrant narrative.
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Immigrants -- Australia -- Biography
Stefanovic, Sofija
Women artists -- Australia -- Biography
Yugoslav War, 1991-1995
Yugoslavs -- Australia -- Biography
title_displayMiss ex-Yugoslavia : a memoir
title_fullMiss Ex-Yugoslavia A Memoir
Miss ex-Yugoslavia : a memoir / Sofija Stefanovic
Miss ex-Yugoslavia : a memoir [electronic resource] / Sofija Stefanovic
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History
Immigrants
Multi-Cultural
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Stefanovic, Sofija
Women artists
Yugoslav War, 1991-1995
Yugoslavs