I, who have lost my homeland, want to congratulate everyone who has realized their heavenly, thousand-year-old dream and gained a homeland. I find my homeland in bits in certain cities and by the end of my life I’ll probably patch a homeland together. It won’t be much of a homeland and it won’t be the one I grew up in and loved, but what can you do… Đorđe Balašević, Tivoli, Ljubljana, 1994, quoted in “Balasevic in Ljubljana: Aggression by Memories,” Transitions Online, 11/24/1994

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