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Sibel Roller is a writer of twentieth century nonfiction and fiction, focusing on stories of courage and resilience in the face of war.

Her memoir, The Rooster, is her first book of narrative nonfiction, intended for a wide readership. The book will be published by Rowman & Littlefield in April 2024. The story draws on the life of her father Dragan, a survivor of the Croatian World War II concentration camp Jasenovac, often referred to as the Auschwitz of the Balkans. Dragan survived three years in the camp, but he rarely spoke about it in his lifetime. After he died, Sibel discovered a secret manuscript, in which he revealed the horrors of the camp in both prose and poetry. His writing triggered her journey to find her hidden dad, the man she never knew completely.

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To pre-order your copy of the book, go to: The Rooster: Discovering My Father’s Memories from the Jasenovac Concentration Camp – 9781538186916 (rowman.com)

‘A book that has much to teach us but that wears its wisdom lightly, it deserves to be widely read.’
Daniel Smith, non-fiction author

‘Combining memoir, testimony and history, she provides a rare insight into the camp, as well as a fitting tribute to those who died and those who survived.’
Nick Barlay, author of Scattered Ghosts: One Family’s Survival through War, Holocaust and Revolution

‘Wonderfully told, a beautiful and sad story.’
Alice Little, Oxford University, Oxford Centre for Life-Writing

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