“How to Understand Serbs”, edited by Nicholas Comrie and published by B92 Samizdat in English, is a unique collection of reflections about life and culture of Serbia.
Twenty international and local writers give their thoughts and perspectives on all things Serbian; from EXIT and rakija to politics and religion, etc.
The picture painted gives all the practical details to those planning to visit Serbia, but also transcends the run-of-the-mill tourist guide format, looking at social and anthropological issues, and presenting values of various layers of Serbian society: traditional, and young, modern, and dynamic ones.
Going beyond the stereotypes and the headlines of Europe’s most enigmatic nation, “How to Understand Serbs” gives a compelling and indispensable portrait of Serbia and its people.
The book was published in 2008 and is currently out of publisher’s stock, but some copies still could be ordered online. It is highly recommended for expatriates interested in learning about how it feels to live and work in Serbia.