When ethnically charged graffiti started showing in her city of Mostar, in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Nikolina Kulidzan paid little consideration. In 1992, she was a 12-year-old Serbian lady in love with a Croatian boy named Marko. She was unaware that her nation, and her budding relationship with Marko, could be torn aside by a brutal civil conflict.
On this week’s Modern Love podcast, the actor Joanna Kulig reads Ms. Kulidzan’s transferring essay, “A Kiss Deferred by Civil War.”
Ms. Kulig stars within the movie “Cold War,” in theaters now. Ms. Kulidzan is a author residing in Alexandria, Va., along with her husband. Stay tuned after the studying to listen to from Ms. Kulidzan and the Modern Love editor Daniel Jones.
To learn previous Modern Love columns, click on right here. Continue following our trend and life-style protection on Facebook (Styles and Modern Love), Twitter (Styles, Fashion and Weddings) and Instagram.