• On writing

    It could have been me

    I had just moved to Cape Town and loving life – just as Anita Rakidžija was. Now imagine bombs whistling overhead, grenades raining down. That’s what happened to Anita Rakidžija, a successful Croatian businesswoman in her 30’s. Anita Rakidžija's memoir They Won’t Hurt Me, Mom is heartbreaking. It's a deeply personal story about a young woman desperate to survive a horrendous war with two small children.