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Life in a Limbo receives Krunoslav Sukić Award -

- for the Book of the decade 2010/2020

In marking International Human Rights Day, a book by authors Igor Čoko and Slaven Rašković - Life in a Limbo: book of scares, prepared and published by forumZFD Belgrade office, received Krunoslav Sukić Award for the Book of the decade 2010/2020.
Life in a Limbo receives Krunoslav Sukić Award for the Book of the decade 2010/2020
© Igor Čoko

Krunoslav Sukić awards and recognitions are intended to individuals, organizations, initiatives, schools which testify right livelihood for good of people, community and nature. They demonstrate how interconnection of personal development in the domain of common good releases creative potentials of both individual and community. The aim of the Award is to promote peace and to strengthen peacebuilding in Croatia, which includes regional initiatives from Western Balkans if they have an impact in the Republic of Croatia. 

Online awarding ceremony will be held on December 11th 2020 at 18:00 and can be watched on following link: Mirovna Nagrada Krunoslav Sukic

While we are waiting an online awarding ceremony, here is the explanation of the Awards Committee why they rewarded our book with this significant award for your read. 

“The only thing that has grown in Knin in the last 25 years is the city cemetery” - is the bitter, shocking and realistic statement of an unnamed man from Knin, a citizen trapped in a limbo between the frozen past and the uncertain future. This sad statement, as an epitaph opens “Life in Limbo: A Book of Scars”; by Slaven Rašković and Igor Čoko, published in the spring of 2020 by the Belgrade branch of the German Forum Zivilier Friedensdienst. 

Relatively small in volume “Life in Limbo” is a very important and magnificent book, heavily charged with real and metaphorical lessons about humanity and inhumanity, about being human on one side and atrocities or the poison of indifference on the other.
“Life in Limbo” is a miraculous memory imprint of a picture and a text that tells the story of a city doomed to be a city-cenotaph (as the wise builder Bogdan Bogdanović would put it) and to die out as a fossil of transitional side roads.

With an authentic, almost punk rebellion style, Rašković with texts and Čoko with photographs created a book guided by empathy. “Life in Limbo” talks about the dystopian tracks of an environment in which a neighbor takes a neighbor’s head overnight, unwanted blood cells are counted and the banality of evil becomes commonplace. The authors resolutely deal with the anatomy of a mythology, which in the last thirty years shaped the city of Knin, on both the Croatian and Serbian sides, as the capital of the nationalist virus of madness that ended in crimes, hatred and persecutions. Leaving behind displaced and devastated souls, Life in Limbo raises hope that we will be volitive and able to deal with stories like Knin or Vukovar as Rašković and Čoko did and thus, create the preconditions for a better and more just society.”

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