Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Sarajevo - Study Guide Pages 141 - 160 Summary & Analysis

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All of Zlata's clothes are becoming too short and tight, as she has grown much since the start of war. She gets permission to take some of her friend Martina's clothes, who departed the area long ago. Sad news comes when Zlata learns that a friend of a friend named Bobo was shot dead by a sniper. Zlata gets new neighbors, Haris and Alenka. The housewarming party is interrupted by shelling and gunfire. Zlata's family gives the name of "Jovo" to the sniper(s) who continually fires close to their home.

Zlata talks of a "Vance-Owen peace plan," something that proposes to divide up the country to ease ethnic tensions and stop the war, but Zlata expresses doubt about it, and states that the politicians are busy negotiating while not listening to the real people who are suffering.

Zlata next relates a lively...

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