Black Butterflies : Shortlisted for the Women’s Prize 2023


by Morris, Priscilla | Fiction & related items
Published 20/04/2023 by Duckworth Books (Duckworth) in the United Kingdom
Paperback | 288 pages

ISBN: 9780715654613 Category:


SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE 2023SHORTLISTED FOR THE RSL ONDAATJE PRIZE 2023SHORTLISTED FOR THE AUTHORS’ CLUB BEST FIRST NOVEL AWARD 2023SHORTLISTED FOR THE WILBUR SMITH PRIZE 2023————Sarajevo, spring 1992. Each night, nationalist gangs erect barricades, splitting the diverse city into ethnic enclaves; each morning, the residents – whether Muslim, Croat or Serb – push the makeshift barriers aside.

When violence finally spills over, Zora, an artist and teacher, sends her husband and elderly mother to safety with her daughter in England. Reluctant to believe that hostilities will last more than a handful of weeks, she stays behind while the city falls under siege. As the assault deepens and everything they love is laid to waste, black ashes floating over the rooftops, Zora and her friends are forced to rebuild themselves, over and over. Theirs is a breathtaking story of disintegration, resilience and hope.

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