Stolen Voices

Young People's War Diaries, from World War I to Iraq

By Zlata Filipovic (Editor); Melanie Challenger (Editor); Olara A. Otunnu (Foreword by)
(Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143038719, 291pp.)

Publication Date: January 2007

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From the author of the international bestseller "Zlata's Diary" comes a haunting testament to how war's brutality affects the lives of young people

Zlata Filipovic's diary of her harrowing war experiences in the Balkans, published in 1993, made her a globally recognized spokesperson for children affected by military conflict. In "Stolen Voices," she and co-editor Melanie Challenger have gathered fifteen diaries of young people coping with war, from World War I to the struggle in Iraq that continues today. Profoundly affecting testimonies of shattered youth and the gritty particulars of war in the tradition of Anne Frank, this extraordinary collection-- the first of its kind--is sure to leave a lasting impression on young and old readers alike.

About the Author
Vidosav Stevanovic has written more than ten novels and won the Nin prize, Serbia's most prestigious literary award.
Zlata Filipovic is the author of "Zlata's Diary," her account of life in Sarajevo during the war.

Melanie Challenger's first collection of poems, Galatea (Salt Publishing: 2006), received the Society of Authors' Eric Gregory Award and nomination for the Forward Poetry Prize for Best First Collection. She is Creative Fellow at the Centre for the Evolution of Cultural Diversity at University College London, and Associate Artist at Cambridge University's Institute of Astronomy. She lives in the Scottish highlands.

Otunnu is President of the International Peace Academy
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