Mars by Asja Bakić, translated by Jennifer Noble
Trade Paperback – Feminist Press – Mar 2019 – 167 pages
Mars showcases a series of unique and twisted universes, where every character is tasked with making sense of their strange reality. One woman will be freed from purgatory once she writes the perfect book; another abides in a world devoid of physical contact. With wry prose and skewed humor, an emerging feminist writer explores twenty-first century promises of knowledge, freedom, and power.
Asja Bakić is a Bosnian poet, writer, and translator. She was born in Tuzla, where she obtained a degree in Bosnian language and literature. Her second book, a collection of short stories entitled Mars (2015), was shortlisted for the Edo Budiša Award for young writers. Her poems and stories have been translated into English, Polish, Czech, Macedonian, Slovenian, Romanian and Swedish.