war-reporter

A new issue of Guernica is now live!

Contents:

A beautiful and devastating essay from Lidia Yuknavitch. 

William Finnegan on the politics of surfing, reporting from war zones, and the “weird game” of writing a memoir.

Welsh novelist Cynan Jones on badger baiting, human resonance in the natural world, and why he holds his breath while writing.

Zanele Muholi’s art on the LGBTQI experience in South Africa. 

Author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni on fiction writing as activism, feminism in Indian epics, and cooking to conjure a sense of home

Fiction by Gabriel Urza and Youssef Rakha and poetry by Taisia Kitaiskaia and Alix Anne Shaw

Fancy meeting you here.

Hawke and Cullen reunite in Skyhold after too many years of bitterness. Will they put the past behind them or take their grudge to the grave?

(I wrote this super speedily so I hope it doesn’t have too many mistakes)

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“So, nice place you’ve got here; though I suppose when the last place you called home was named the gallows anything’s a bonus.”

Cullen stilled his shuffling of various war reports to throw a jaded glare toward his intruder, who lounged lazily against his doorframe. “Not now Hawke” he grumbled; guard raised and hackles fully up. “I’d appreciate if you took the lecture elsewhere.”

“Lecture?” Hawke echoed as she raised a wild eyebrow, “Since when have I ever been the lecturing sort? Oh you mean that time you forced your way into my home as soon as my back was turned and kidnapped my sister.”

Cullen scoffed as he crossed his arms loosely over his chest; his patience thin and overworked from not enough sleep and far too many nightmares. “There wasn’t any force involved and it certainly wasn’t kidnap. Besides, you were harbouring an apostate, you should be thankful your family weren’t imprisoned; or far worse.”

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“When I went to the set of Civil War, I was 10 years old. There’s Captain America, there’s Iron Man. And not only that, but I’m doing scenes with them, calling them by their names. That feeling of excitement, the surreal nature of it is the best, it was great. I really felt for the first time part of the Marvel Universe.” - Paul Rudd on Civil War

Cooper continues to travel to conflict zones despite the risks, despite the very real deaths he has witnessed. ‘I’ve learned just how quick and easy it is to get killed. Literally, the blink of an eye. You see it in movies and you think, Oh, the world stops spinning and there are these long death scenes. It’s not like that. You crumple to the ground and you’re dead.’
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Men’s Health - A Travelers Tales (2008)

Anderson Cooper’s desire to see the world has got him shot at and thrown into foreign jails, made him an international icon, and nearly cost him his humanity. The CNN anchor explains what he has learned from snipers, starvation, genocide, Katrina, and the moment he went, ever so briefly, over the edge.

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The Bosnia Book Project (1992-1995)

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1093199707/the-bosnia-book-project-bosnia-1992-95

In September 2011 a group of photographers and writers who had covered the war in Bosnia met and decided to make a book about that war to commemorate the beginning of the war and to re-engage with the country. The idea was 15 years in the making. 

Jon Jones (project photo editor)Gary Knight (project production in collaboration with photographer Ziyah Gafic) and Remy Ourdan (project text editor) took the project on with the intention of making a book to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the beginning of the war. They pulled together the work of over 50 indigenous and foreign photographers and writers who all volunteered their material.

The hardback book contains 248 pages that includes the work of many of the leading photographers and writers of the time. It charts the course of the war from its beginning in April 1992 to the Dayton Peace Accord in 1995. 

We have raised 50% of the money we need to publish, now we are looking for matching funds.

The book is now ready to print in Bosnia in time for its launch at the Sarajevo Film Festival in July 2012. We need your help to make this deadline.

250 copies of the book will be dispersed for free to libraries and academic institutions in Bosnia.

The contributors to the book include:

Darko Bandic, Amel Amric, Nina Berman, Alexandra Boulat, Gilles Peress, Noël Quidu, Ron Haviv, Odd Andersen, Olivier Jobard, Patrick Chauvel, Andrew Reid, Anja Niedringhaus, Rikard Lama, Antoine Gyori, Benoit Gysembergh, Christopher Morris, Christophe Calais, Enric Marti, Enrico Dagnino, Eric Bouvet, Filip Horvat, James Mason, Jerome Delay, James Nachtwey, Laurent Rebours, Laurent Sazy , Michael Persson , Morten Hvaal , Patrick Robert, Paul Lowe, Peter Northall, Rachel Cobb, Roger Hutchings, Ron Haviv, Santiago Lyon, Srdjan Ilic, Steve Connors, Thomas Kern, Tom Haley, Tom Stoddart, Laurent Van Der Stockt, Goddard Wade, Yannis Behrakis, Anthony Loyd, John F Burns, Janine Di Giovanni, Jean Hatzfeld, Kurt Schork, David Rohde, Ariane Quentier, Remy Ourdan, Gary Knight, Jon Jones.

Thank you for reading.

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Anderson Cooper’s Channel One Days

Sarajevo, 1993 - I hung blackout curtains so that snipers couldn’t see into my room. Slept on the floor so if a morder exploded my matress might protect me. I try to be careful, tried not to expose myself to snipers. I wasn’t able to understand it until I spend time in a dark room listening to shells land on nearby buildings, wondering if I was next. I found myself hating the bombers, wishing I could escape. I found myself crying with fear, cause there is nothing else I could do.