The Cat I Never Named

by Amra Sabic-el-Rayess Year Published: 2020

Who doesn't love a good heartwarming animal story? Except it's not that simple of a story. This is a story of war. This is an ugly, disgusting, depressing, TRUE picture of the Bosnian genocide of Muslims. It's war like you rarely are able to see it - through the eyes of someone who lived it. Amra is just like you. She goes to school and has dreams of going to college and falling in love. But daily she must witness random bombings, disappearances of her friends, and suffer hunger and constant fear. The cat that is never named thankfully walks into the whole mess of her life and literally and figuratively saves her family, with its peaceful and hopeful presence. A beautiful story and an education on what goes on in other parts of the world that we so easily ignore.