Notes from Prison Boxset
This boxset comprises:
Alija Izetbegovic: A Short Biography by Sharif H. Banna
On Life, People and Freedom
On Religion and Morality
Islam Between East and West: New Reflections
On Communism and Nazism
Islam, History and Other Observations
From My Children's Letters
Incarcerated by the Communist regime in Yugoslavia for five arduous years, Alija Izetbegovic penned these treasured philosophical reflections on diverse topics such as freedom, politics, history, religion and morality.
Confined to his cell in Foča Prison, Sarajevo, he filled thirteen notebooks with these wonderful pearls of wisdom and managed to smuggle them out with the help of a fellow inmate. These notes are now presented for the first time as part of a series.
Notes from Prison is Alija Izetbegovic’s spiritual escape to freedom and makes for an outstandingly unique read, both in form and content.
Politician, lawyer and author, Alija Izetbegovic, served as the first president of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1992 and 1996, and thereafter as the chairman of the Bosnian presidency until October 2000. He played a pivotal role in achieving independence for Bosnia months after Slovenia and Croatia broke away from the former Yugoslavia. Izetbegovic wrote extensively on consolidating Islam, the state and society.