Everything you need to understand or teach My Cat Yugoslavia by Pajtim Statovci.
Pajtim Statovci’s My Cat Yugoslavia is a surreal bildungsroman that spins the tale of a charmingly dysfunctional family of Muslim immigrants from Kosovo who escape the war in Finland. In 1980, the young and beautiful Emine is married to a strange and violent man named Bajran and the couple struggles to raise a family together. In the present, their son Bekim struggles with his identity and his past. Along the way, Statovci examines themes of immigration, religion, animals, and isolation.