MAC'S BACKS COMIX HAPPY HOUR DISCUSSES FATHERLAND
Mac's Backs Comix Happy Hour discusses Fatherland by Nina Bunjevac.
In 1975, fearing her husband's growing fanaticism, Nina Bunjevac's mother fled her marriage and adopted country of Canada, taking Nina, then only a toddler, and her older sister back to Yugoslavia to live with her parents. Her husband and Nina's father, Peter, was a die-hard Serbian nationalist who was forced to leave his country in the 1950s. Remaining in Canada, he became involved with a terrorist organisation bent on overthrowing the Communist Yugoslav government. Then in 1977, Peter was killed in an accidental explosion while building a bomb. Through her haunting black-and-white art, Bunjevac documents the circumstances surrounding her father's death and provides a sweeping account of the former Yugoslovia under fascism and communism, in this true story of how the scars of history are borne by family and nation alike.
NINA BUNJEVAC was born in Canada in 1973. Having started her art training in Yugoslavia she moved to Toronto in 1990, where she continued her studies. Her first book, "Heartless," was published in 2012.
"A heartfelt and extremely absorbing examination of exile, reconciliation and destructive politics as vividly immediate as any headline." Rachel Cooke, Guardian
The book is available at Mac's Backs or through our website, www.macsbacks.com, at the 20% book club discount.