Sejla Grahovic Releases WHILE YOU PLAYED, I RAN


The Bosnian war forced Sejla Grahovic and her family to leave their war-torn homeland in hopes of a better life in America. Now living in St. Louis, Grahovic wrote "While You Played, I Ran" (published by Xlibris) to share her experience to the world.

In Bosnia, Grahovic bore witness to the realities of war, the uncertainty, the lingering fear and the privation. It finally came to a point where they decided to emigrate. Moving to America was supposed to bring them to a better life; it did, but it also brought its own kind of challenges. Grahovic found herself in a place where she did not even know the language. It was a struggle to adapt to a different culture, a new way of life. Through it all, she never gave up on her family, her schoolwork or her life. She pushed on and made a life for herself.

In sharing her story, Grahovic sincerely hopes that readers will be inspired to keep fighting for their lives and dreams saying that "readers have to believe in themselves and believe that dreams do come true."

"While You Played, I Ran"
By Sejla Grahovic
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 62 pages | ISBN 9781493173860
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 62 pages | ISBN 9781493173877
E-Book | 62 pages | ISBN 9781493173853
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Sejla Grahovic was born in Bosnia, in a small town called Velika Kladuša, on November 19, 1984. She immigrated with her family to America from Bosnia on 1998 due to the Bosnian war.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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