Bosnian author Abdulah Sidran dies at 79 | EUROtoday

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L'one of many best modern poets of Bosnia-Herzegovina died in Sarajevo on Saturday March 23, on the age of 79. The author Abdulah Sidran was additionally the writer of quite a few screenplays, notably for director Emir Kusturica. Sidran was recognized particularly for having been the co-writer of Do you bear in mind Dolly Bell? (1981) and Dad is on a enterprise journeywhich received the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 1985.

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The earlier 12 months, Abdulah Sidran had confronted critical well being issues, which pressured him to withdraw from the general public scene and restrict his interactions on social networks, based on native media.

Abdulah Sidran, poet from Sarajevo

Born in Sarajevo in 1944, Abdulah Sidran started his literary profession, notably in poetry, within the Nineteen Sixties. Passages of his poems have been translated into German, French, Italian, amongst others. Until April 1992 he had held a number one place as a dramaturg at RTV Sarajevo.

His assortment of poetry Sarajevo coffin (generally known as “Sarajevski Tabut” in Bosnian), printed through the 1991-1995 battle, was distinguished by the Freedom Prize awarded by the French Center of the Pen Club.