Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Sarajevo Setting & Symbolism

Zlata Filipović
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Sarajevo

Sarajevo is the capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina, and the city in which Zlata and her family lives. In early March 1992, it gets attacked as part of the Bosnian War.

Crnotina

Crnotina is the location of Zlata's family's summer home. Zlata enjoys sunbathing and swimming there and is sad when the war prevents the family from traveling there. Eventually, their home in Crnotina is destroyed.

Jahorina

Jahorina is a popular ski resort destination that Zlata often travels to. Like the summer resort of Crnotina, Zlata is sad that she cannot travel to Jahorina once the war breaks out.

Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is the first nearby region to get attacked. Zlata's family's friend Srdjan lives there, and they become worried about him once phone communication becomes difficult within Dubrovnik.

Mimmy

Mimmy is Zlata's affectionate name for her own diary. Later entries begin, "Dear Mimmy."

Cicko and Cici

Cicko is Zlata's bird...

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