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Waiting for Elijah

Former Research graduate, Safet HadziMuhamedović has published his book Waiting for Elijah: Time and Encounter in a Bosnian Landscape. For more information about Safet’s book you can find an introduction to it here.

About Waiting for Elijah

Waiting for Elijah is an intimate portrait of time-reckoning, syncretism, and proximity in one of the world’s most polarized landscapes, the Bosnian Field of Gacko. Centered on the shared harvest feast of Elijah’s Day, the once eagerly awaited pinnacle of the annual cycle, the book shows how the fractured postwar landscape beckoned the return of communal life that entails such waiting. This seemingly paradoxical situation—waiting to wait—becomes a starting point for a broader discussion on the complexity of time set between cosmology, nationalism, and embodied memories of proximity.