Jasmina Dervisevic-Cevic

Author, The River Runs Salt, Runs Sweet

Jasmina Dervisevic-Cesic lost a home, a husband, two brothers and her right arm, all before she turned 20. She was the first Bosnian refugee granted permission to seek medical care in America. She is a businesswoman, human rights advocate, and frequent speaker in Facing History classrooms across New England, and she is the author of a memoir, The River Runs Salt, Runs Sweet: A Memoir of Visegrad, Bosnia (2014). In 2016, her memoir earned her recognition from Books In Common as a featured author.

Jasmina Dervisevic-Cesic lost a home, a husband, two brothers and her right arm, all before she turned 20. She was the first Bosnian refugee granted permission to seek medical care in America. She is a businesswoman, human rights advocate, and frequent speaker in Facing History classrooms across New England, and she is the author of a memoir, The River Runs Salt, Runs Sweet: A Memoir of Visegrad, Bosnia (2014). In 2016, her memoir earned her recognition from Books In Common as a featured author.

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