Zlata Filipović (born December 3, 1980) is a Bosnian writer and author of the book Zlata's Diary.

From 1991 to 1993, she wrote in her diary, Mimmy, about the horrors of war in Sarajevo, through which she was living in. Some news agencies and media outlets labeled her the "Anne Frank of Sarajevo". Unlike Frank, however, Zlata and her family all survived and escaped to Paris, with the help of the United States, in 1993 where they stayed for a year. She attended St. Andrew's College, Dublin senior school, going on to graduate from the University of Oxford in 2001 with a BA in human sciences, and has lived in Dublin, Ireland since October of 1995, where she also studied at Trinity College Dublin.

Zlata has continued to write as she wrote the Foreword to The Freedom Writers Diary and having co-edited Stolen Voices: Young People's War Diaries, From World War I to Iraq. She appeared on the talk show Tout le monde en parle on 19 November 2006.

In 2011 she produced the short film Stand Up! for a BeLoNg To Youth Services campaign against homophobic bullying in schools.


Zlata Filipovic Poems

Zlata Filipovic Quotes

I keep asking why? What for? Who's to blame? I ask but there's no answer. All I know is that we are living in misery.
Zlata Filipovic (b. c. 1981), Yugoslavian diarist. As quoted in Newsweek magazine, p. 26 (February 28, 1994). A 13-year-old Sarajevan and the author of Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Sarajevo, Filipovic wrote this on June 18, 1992, about the civil war that was tearing her country apart.

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