Migration can be a vague and sad experience. Because we lose
some of our memories and friends and leave them behind. We enter a
new environment where we have significant differences with the
inhabitants. Our childhood dreams were not shared with them. Our
language is different, as is our attitude and worldview. But
sometimes there is no choice but to emigrate. The story of the
Ministry of Pain refers to the inevitable migration and deals with
its sufferings. In this story, we encounter immigrants whose
country of origin no longer exists abroad. . He studied comparative
literature and Russian language at the University of Zagreb, the
capital of Croatia, and after graduating from the Institute of
Literary Theory at the University of Zagreb, he began his
He wrote and this caused him to be attacked and protested by militant and nationalist circles. He finally left the country in 1993. Dubrovka taught in various European countries and the United States, and eventually decided to settle in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Translates them into English. Dubrovka has won more than ten prestigious international awards for his books. Many critics praise his work. In the books of this Croatian author, the dark sides of the modern world are pointed out and they are criticized. In all his works, he slanders and rebukes extremist nationalism. Dubrovka is now 72 years old and resides in the Netherlands. , Different countries were formed. Regions such as Croatia, Serbia and Slovenia formed the Yugoslav government to form a political alliance, and the King of Serbia, Peter I. He became the ruler of Yugoslavia. There was relative freedom and autonomy of nations in this land.
Yugoslavia was attacked by Allied forces on April 6, 1941, and large parts of it were occupied and the king was exiled. However, there was widespread guerrilla resistance in 1943, and in 1944 the exiled Yugoslav king recognized the resistance. The monarchy ended with the end of World War II, and a year later the Yugoslav People's Republic was proclaimed. The republic's leader, Marshall Tito, was formerly the commander of guerrillas who stood up to the Nazis and their allies. It was renamed the Federal Socialist Republic of Yugoslavia in 1963.
It consisted of the six republics of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia, and two autonomous provinces, Vojvodina. And Kosovo. With the death of Marshal Tito in 1980, the Yugoslav republics became increasingly divided, and eventually, under the revolutions of 1991 and the collapse of the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia became embroiled in a civil war, with its republics splitting into the Balkan Wars. The Bosnian wars and the Srebrenica massacre are considered to be one of the most important and influential events of the twentieth century and are referred to as genocide. The escalation of violence will eventually lead to the formation of new republics with the involvement of the international community and the creation of NATO. About the Ministry of Pain
The novel The Ministry of Pain deals with the traumas of exile. In the novel Ministry of Pain, the characters of the story are affected by displacement and experience loneliness. The story takes place in the city of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, which hosts asylum seekers from all over the Yugoslav country. He is scheduled to teach Yugoslav language and literature to his students. But he knows that there is no longer an entity called Yugoslavia, so he asks his students to tell and write about their experiences and life in Yugoslavia in class. He begins a failed attempt to make his students feel good by keeping the memories of their happy days alive in their homeland. But this issue does not last, and destiny causes each student to be drawn to one side and go to their own destiny. Part of this book is set in the city of Zagreb, and the first person in the story returns to his hometown for a vacation between the two semesters, where he realizes that the changes have accelerated. The names of the streets are changing, even the words and vocabulary have changed. Writers and thinkers are trying to recreate their language using very old and outdated words and innovative and new vocabulary.They called the ministry. Igor jokingly said that the comrades of these sadomasochistic types are really stylish and courier. In their opinion, the most beautiful body is not the naked body. If I were Gucci or Armani, I would not be unaware of this.
The children - depending on where they came from - pulled their kilims out of the water a lot. They wore their former homeland behind their backs like clothes. People said that one third of Amsterdam's criminal activities were carried out by the Yugomafia. What makes this story interesting is the great difference between the asylum seekers or the students of the Yugoslav language class. Among them are ordinary people, those who witnessed the genocide with their own eyes, and a man whose father was a high-ranking Bosnian Serb officer who played a role in the genocide. In this book, all of them are somehow victims and some of them have a very sad fate and commit suicide.
This book deals with the suffering of refugees who no longer have a home and their homeland has changed so much that it is no longer there. They do not know.
The first time I entered the classroom, I realized that something defined them as our people. "Our people" had an invisible trail of slap in the face. They had the look of a rabbit under their eyes and a certain tension in their limbs, and they had an animal instinct to inhale the direction from which danger was perceiving them. This inwardness manifested itself in the depression, mixed with worry, in the slight halo of sorrow on the forehead and the curved back of their hidden and almost inner self. Salim used to say, "Our people move around the city in a panic, as if it were a forest," and this "we" included all of us.
We left like sinking rats They say we fled our country. We were everywhere. Many rushed to and fro within the borders of their former country, taking refuge somewhere, as if the war was coming to an end, as if it were not a great fire but a torrential downpour.