Faruk Sehić

Stranac u stranoj zemlji

Živio sam u Švicarskoj pola godine, od 2. marta do 28. augusta 2016. U gradiću Zug, koji je centar istoimenog kantona, i pored kojeg se nalazi jezero Zug.
I premda sam se bio odvezao od matične zemljice Bosne, ipak neka tanka veza me i dalje vezala za nju. Čovjek najviše promišlja sebe i svoju zemlju onda kada nije više u njoj.
A počeo sam promišljanja nakon dugih četrdeset dana življenja u Švicarskoj. Odatle sam putovao po Evropi i kući se vraćao u grad pod Alpama, koji je čuven po kolaču od trešanja i istovrsnoj rakiji.
Počeo sam osjećati nepripadanje bilo kojoj zemlji, iskonsko bezdomništvo. Nig- dje se više ne ističe taj osjećaj nego kada si u stranoj zemlji i onda iz nje putuješ u druge strane zemlje.
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Faruk Sehić:

je rođen 1970. godine u Bihaću. Do početka rata 1992. godine studirao je na Veterinarskom fakultetu u Zagrebu. Tad u dobi od 22 godine dobrovoljno pristupa Armiji BiH. Nakon završetka rata upisuje Filozofski fakultet u Sarajevu i od 1998 objavljuje razna književna djela. Prvi roman “Knjiga o Uni” (2011) dobila je nagradu “Meša Selimović” te nagradu Evropske Unije za literaturu. Faruk Šehić radi kao kolumnista i novinar u uglednom političkom magazinu BH Dani. Živi u Sarajevu.

 

 

A foreigner in a foreign land

I lived in Switzerland for half a year, from March 2nd until August 28th 2016. In the small town of Zug which is the centre of the canton of the same name, and which is situated at a lake also called Zug.
Even though I left my homeland Bosnia, a certain fragile connection still ties me to it. A man reflects on himself and his country the most when he is no longer there.
I started thinking after long forty days of living in Switzerland. From there I travelled through Europe and I returned  home to the city below the Alps, which is famous for its cherry cake and its cherry brandy.
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Born in 1970 in Bihać. Until the outbreak of war in 1992, Šehić studied at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Zagreb. The 22-year-old voluntarily joined the Army of Bosnia and Herzegovina. After the war he studied literature and since 1998 has published his own literary works. The debut novel “Knjiga o Uni” (2011; tr: The Book of Una) was awarded the Meša Selimović prize for the best novel published in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Croatia in 2011, and the European Union Prize for Literature 2013. He works in a respected political magazine BH Dani as a columnist and journalist. Faruk Šehić lives in Sarajevo.