Hamza Humo (30 December 1895 – 19 January 1970) was a Bosnian poet, dramatist, and writer of short novels. His nephew Avdo Humo was a communist politician in Yugoslavia.

Hamza Humo
Born(1895-12-30)30 December 1895
Mostar, Condominium of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria-Hungary
Died19 January 1970(1970-01-19) (aged 74)
Sarajevo, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia

Early lifeEdit

Humo was born on 30 December 1895 in Mostar into a Bosniak family[citation needed]. He finished elementary school, gymnasium and maktab in Mostar.[1]

At the beginning of the First World War, Humo was drafted into the Austrian army, due to the fact that Bosnia and Herzegovina had been a part of Austria-Hungary for over 30 years at that point.[2] He served as an interpreter and clerk in a hospital, in Győr, Hungary.[3]

WritingEdit

After the war he returned to Mostar, and enrolled at the University of Zagreb's Faculty of Art History. His life path later took him to Vienna, then to Belgrade. Humo's first published work was Nutarnji život (Inner Life) in 1919. He became the editor of Zabavnik in 1923. Humo also served as an editor for the magazine Gajret from 1923 until 1931.[4]

Later lifeEdit

Humo spent World War II in the village Cim by Mostar. From 1945 he regulated the Bosniak newspaper Nova doba (New Age), and subsequently worked as an editor of Radio Sarajevo and Director of the Art Gallery.[5]

BibliographyEdit

  • Nutarnji život (1919)
  • Strasti (1923)
  • Grad rima i ritmova (1924)
  • Sa ploča istočnih (1925)
  • Grozdanin kikot (1927)
  • Pod žrvnjem vremena (1928)
  • Od prelaza na Islam do novih vidika (1928)
  • Slučaj Raba slikara (1930)
  • Pripovijetke (1932)
  • Ljubav na periferiji (1936)
  • Zgrada na ruševinama (193)
  • Za Tita (1946)
  • Pjesme (1946)
  • Hasan opancar (1947)
  • Adem Čabrić (1947)
  • Poema o Mostaru (1949)
  • Tri svijeta (1951)
  • Perišićeva ljubav (1952)
  • Izabrane pjesme (1954)
  • Hadžijin mač (1955)
  • Sabrana djela (1976)
  • Jablan do neba (1980)
  • Izbor iz djela (1982)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hamza Humo: Oproštaj s Mostarom". Radio Sarajevo. 19 January 2014. Archived from the original on 4 December 2014. Retrieved 29 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Sjećanje: Hamza Humo". Kul. 30 December 2011. Archived from the original on 5 December 2014. Retrieved 29 November 2014.
  3. ^ "HAMZA HUMO 1895-1970". Camo. 6 September 2014. Retrieved 29 November 2014.
  4. ^ "Na današnji dan rođen Hamza Humo – 1895". IBAR. 30 December 2012. Archived from the original on 4 December 2014. Retrieved 29 November 2014.
  5. ^ "Sjećanje na Hamzu Humu, književnika, novinara i historičara umjetnosti". Radio Sarajevo. 30 December 2013. Archived from the original on 4 December 2014. Retrieved 29 November 2014.