- Kategorija: English – engleski (periodika)
- Objavljeno: Četvrtak, 01 Lipanj 2006 15:32
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Due to its past defeats politics deals with Croatian people more than is desirable. This happens on both sides of the border, except that on this, i.e. the Bosnian-Herzegovinian, side it is far more pronounced. Literature or art in general cannot escape the influence of all these events, regardless of the extent to which its representatives sometimes pretend to be independent.
Last year's Šimić Encounters could not avoid getting involved in political skirmishes. Mile Pešorda, a member of the Croatian Writers' Association of Herzeg-Bosnia (CWA HB) — the organizer of the Encounters together with the District of Grude — called another writer a Matvejevićian and provoked an unpleasant reaction. Continuing on what they had started earlier, the media came down hard on Pešorda, while later the court in Zagreb passed a sentence in his favour in his legal dispute with the real Matvejević. And as far as CWA HB is concerned, it should be noted that it has been barely managing to survive. In contrast, the Association of Writers in Bosnia and Herzegovina (AWBH), as well as the Writers' Association of the Republic Srpska (WARS), have both been officially supported. Obviously, being able to write requires an appropriate political framework. Unfortunately, the Croatians of Bosnia and Herzegovina still do not have such a framework and it is still difficult to say when they would.