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Currently based in Ottawa, she was born in Bosnia and immigrated to Canada at the time of the Bosnian genocide during the war of 1992-1995. Welcoming her to Canada was the great ice storm of 1998. Fejzić recalls the time when she first immigrated as a time where she did not have legal refugee status saying those were “deeply troubling beginnings” particularly as she recognized the idea of being an “unwanted body, politically at least”<ref>https://apt613.ca/gctc-playwright-in-residence-sanita-fejzic/</ref>.
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Currently based in Ottawa, she was born in Bosnia and immigrated to Canada at the time of the Bosnian genocide during the war of 1992-1995. Welcoming her to Canada was the great ice storm of 1998. Fejzić recalls the time when she first immigrated as a time where she did not have legal refugee status saying those were “deeply troubling beginnings” particularly as she recognized the idea of being an “unwanted body, politically at least”<ref>[https://apt613.ca/gctc-playwright-in-residence-sanita-fejzic/]</ref>.
  
 
At this time, Fejzić is in Ottawa working as a playwright in residence at the Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC). Her script is called ''The Blissful State of Surrender'', which is to be a story of a Bosnian family containing comedic elements that stem from the children and parents who have different cultural backgrounds and are no longer able to speak on the same terms as a result of immigration and their intergenerational state of traumas. Fejzić prefaces her script with “…the Bosnian immigrant’s imagination is as deep and complex as is their troubled history”. This statement demonstrating the point that “regardless of any autobiographical content, imagination drives her work”<ref>https://apt613.ca/gctc-playwright-in-residence-sanita-fejzic/</ref>.
 
At this time, Fejzić is in Ottawa working as a playwright in residence at the Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC). Her script is called ''The Blissful State of Surrender'', which is to be a story of a Bosnian family containing comedic elements that stem from the children and parents who have different cultural backgrounds and are no longer able to speak on the same terms as a result of immigration and their intergenerational state of traumas. Fejzić prefaces her script with “…the Bosnian immigrant’s imagination is as deep and complex as is their troubled history”. This statement demonstrating the point that “regardless of any autobiographical content, imagination drives her work”<ref>https://apt613.ca/gctc-playwright-in-residence-sanita-fejzic/</ref>.

Revision as of 02:12, 3 March 2021

Fejzić is pronounced fey-zitch:/fɛj – zɪtʃ /.[1]

Sanita Fejzić is an award-winning Canadian Bosnian novelist, poet, playwright, and scholar. Before focusing entirely on her literary career, she worked for various organizations in Canada and in Europe as a professional writer and editor.[2] She is best known for her book Psychomachia (2016) and poem (M)other (2018) which has since been published into a children’s book.

Life and Career

Currently based in Ottawa, she was born in Bosnia and immigrated to Canada at the time of the Bosnian genocide during the war of 1992-1995. Welcoming her to Canada was the great ice storm of 1998. Fejzić recalls the time when she first immigrated as a time where she did not have legal refugee status saying those were “deeply troubling beginnings” particularly as she recognized the idea of being an “unwanted body, politically at least”[3].

At this time, Fejzić is in Ottawa working as a playwright in residence at the Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC). Her script is called The Blissful State of Surrender, which is to be a story of a Bosnian family containing comedic elements that stem from the children and parents who have different cultural backgrounds and are no longer able to speak on the same terms as a result of immigration and their intergenerational state of traumas. Fejzić prefaces her script with “…the Bosnian immigrant’s imagination is as deep and complex as is their troubled history”. This statement demonstrating the point that “regardless of any autobiographical content, imagination drives her work”[4].

Works

Fiction

Short Story

Poetry

Plays

Non-Fiction: Creative and Academic

Awards

Won

Nominated

External Links


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