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Author Stefanovic, Sofija, author.

Title Miss ex-Yugoslavia : a memoir / Sofija Stefanovic.

Edition First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Publication Info. New York : Atria Books, 2018.
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 95th Street Adult Biography  325.94092 STE    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Biography  325.94092 STE    AVAILABLE
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Description 257 pages ; 24 cm
Summary 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) don’t 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 can’t seem to fit in, and their turbulent homeland, which they can’t 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 Stefanovic’s 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.
Subject Stefanovic, Sofija.
Serbian Australians -- Biography.
Immigrants -- Australia -- Biography.
Coming of age.
Immigrant families -- Australia.
Immigrant families -- Yugoslavia.
Yugoslav War, 1991-1995.
Yugoslavia -- Politics and government -- 1992-2003.
ISBN 9781501165740
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