||This double issue starts with the regular section U prvom licu. This time a renowned Bosnian author who currently lives in the United States, Aleksandar Hemon, presents his position on the issues of identity and belonging to national literary canons in the Balkans.
In the section Dijalog a famous BiH literary critic, Enver Kazaz, talks with Hanifa Kapidžić-Osmanagić, a university professor and one of the most important figures of the Bosnia and Herzegovina’s intellectual scene.
The thematic framework of the journal double issue 8-9, entitled The national literary canon, contains essays by literary theorists and critics from former Yugoslavia in which they analyse the concept of the national literary canon and the ways in which it has affected the post-Yugoslav reality. The contributions are by: Nirman Moranjak-Bamburać, Jasna Koteska, Zvonko Kovač, Vladislava Gordić-Petković, Miško Šuvaković, Enver Kazaz, Mitja Čander.
A well-known writer from Croatia, Daša Drndić, has written the section Dnevnik.
The section Manufaktura features a panorama of literary, and literature-related, production from the entire region. With contributions from the following authors: Dževad Karahasan, Asmir Kujović, Jasna Šamić, Mirza Fehimović, Lamija Begagić, Zlatko Topčić and Marko Vešović, Goran Stefanovski, Nedjeljko Fabrio, Drago Glamuzina and Lidija Vukčević, Mirjana Stefanović, Milica Nikolić, Jasmina Ahmetagić and Jovica Aćin, Matevž Kos, Radu Pavel Gheo, and Georgi Gospodinov.
In the section Moj izbor an eminent writer Bora Ćosić writes a very personal essay on the poetry and life of Irena Vrkljan.
The section Pasoš/Putovnica this time represents a small anthology of the modern Finnish poetry, selected by Anna Sumari and translated by Dragana Cvetanović.
As usual, on the last, but not least important, pages of the journal Sarajevo Notebook we offer an insight into creative identity of a painter. Andrej Medved, a poet and art theorist, writes about a Slovenian painter Emerik Bernard.