The Balkan Sisters
by Snjezana Marinkovic
I had heard of the Prison on the Bare Island (Goli Otok) before I could even pronounce it. The expressions on grownups’ faces when they talked about it gave me the reason and ability to imagine the terror lurking behind its doors before I was mature enough to know that fear has its own distinctive and powerful smell. Then, a prisoner came and unfolded her story before my eyes.