In 1975 Nina Bunjevac's mother fled her marriage and her adopted country of Canada and took Nina and her sister back to Yugoslavia to live with their grandparents. Peter, her husband, was a fanatical Serbian nationalist who had been forced to leave his country at the end of World War II and migrate to Canada. But even there he continued his activities, joining a terrorist group that planned to set off bombs at the homes of Tito sympathisers and at Yugoslav missions in Canada and the USA. Then in 1977, while his family were still in Yugoslavia, a telegram arrives to say that a bomb has gone off prematurely and Peter and two of his comrades have been killed. Nina Bunjevac tells her family's story in superb black-and-white artwork. Fatherland will be recognized as a masterpiece of non-fiction comics, worthy to stand beside Persepolis and Palestine.

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.


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