One man’s search for reconciliation

 

My Weekend Reporter

December 29, 2007

Weekend Post (South Africa)

 

Held as a teenager in a detention centre run by Muslim militias, this Serbian’s heart is set not on revenge but resolution

 

Spring 1996 in Bosnia. The war ended only a couple of months ago. Savo Heleta comes face to face with a man who attempted to kill his family. He is 17 and has a gun in his hand.

 

This and other experiences about the incredible journey of a young boy from life in war ravaged Bosnia and his subsequent anger and search for revenge, to that of a young man committed to peace and reconciliation, are portrayed in the book by 28-year-old Heleta, Not My Turn to Die