The town, Stolac, has a long history of vibrancy as a strategic commercial town and a Center of culture in the southern part of Bosnia—spawning writers, poets, scholars and artists, an amount disproportionate to its size. Maintaining the Sacred Center: The Bosnian City of Stolac, is the latest book of Rusmir Mahmutćehajić, who carries on the heritage of his own hometown: Stolac. His book begins with a quote from the Quran and a line of poetry by Stolac-native Mak Dizdar—Bosnia’s leading poet in the 20th century. Both the Quran and the poetry of Mak Dizdar are returned to throughout the book, firmly placing this book in the Islamic tradition, and also in the humanistic cultural milieu of the town itself.
"When Is It Best to Remember? Maintaining the Sacred Center: The Bosnian City of Stolac,"
International Dialogue: Vol. 2, Article 6.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.unomaha.edu/id-journal/vol2/iss1/6