Amela Muftarevic fought to keep her children safe during the Bosnian Civil War. When she got to America, she helped other Bosnians do the same thing as a caseworker.Continue reading Amela Muftarevic Uses Experience From the War to Help Bosnians Immigrate To the US
Sadija Begic flips a switch as soon as she gets home – she only speaks Bosnian after speaking English all day at school. She is one of many first-generation Bosnian-Americans who struggle to balance two very different cultures.Continue reading First-generation Bosnian-Americans in St. Louis feel ‘in-between’ two identities
At the age of 12, Faruk Mustafic helped his family refinance it’s home. As the oldest child, Mustafic was the only member of the family who spoke English fluently.Continue reading English language barrier impacts young St. Louis Bosnians
Elvir Mandzukic vividly remembers hearing bombs and seeing chaos from the Bosnian Civil War. The recent conflict in St. Louis has worried Mandzukic about going through the same thing again.Continue reading Bosnian immigrants in St. Louis face ‘backlash’ after 9/11
Webster alumna Alisa Coralic was the only Bosnian woman to play soccer for the university. Fellow soccer player Emina Catic believes the idea that women should stay at home contributes to fewer Bosnian women being encouraged to play sports.Continue reading Female Bosnians feel left out of sports due to a lack of opportunities
Dinka Sclendic decided not to share the trauma she experienced during the Bosnian Civil War with her son, Josip Dragic. In St. Louis, Dragic has made friends with diverse people.Continue reading Bosnian-Croatian Josip Dragic creates Limitless car group in St. Louis
Ahmedin Karaman, the father of Webster student Lamija Karaman, lived in the former Yugoslavia before moving to the United States. In America, he said, “it’s work, work, work.”Continue reading Opinion: Former Yugoslavia citizens reflect on market-socialism
Bevo Mill offered Bosnian refugees cheap housing, vacant buildings and English classes at the International Institute of St. Louis. Now, however, members of the Bosnian community are moving to St. Louis County.Continue reading Bosnia, Bevo Mill and Mehlville: where do refugees call home now?