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Why did Handke's Nobel Prize win receive mostly negatively in a few countries?

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D. Peter

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Answered Dec 17, 2019

A plethora of survivors of Bosnia’s 1992-1995 war held a protest in Sarajevo to persuade the Nobel Committee to repeal its choice to award the 2019 Nobel Prize for literature to Peter Handke. Protesters showed up in droves outside the Swedish embassy in downtown Sarajevo carrying posters with slogans comparing Handke with infamous wartime villains. These particular leaders were tried for genocide before a UN tribunal judging war crimes from Bosnia’s 1992-1995 war. They were convicted and put in jail for life.

A plethora of survivors of Bosnia’s 1992-1995 war held a protest in Sarajevo to persuade the
Handke received criticism for denying genocide and defending the Serbs during the 1990’s wars that obliterated Balkans as Yugoslavia was eradicated. Bosnian women were even seen at the protest holding Handke’s photo with the words, “awarding Handke equals awarding war crimes” written over it. They all said that Handke supported war crimes, and he did not deserve the Nobel prize.

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