Sabina Berberović

Born in Sarajevo in 1954. Married, mother of two daughters.

Finished the II Sarajevo High School. Graduated from French and English Department of the Faculty of Arts, Sarajevo University. She began doing some translation work as a student, to become a professional translator/interpreter in the years to come.

She worked as an English teacher in Sarajevo Madrasah and a Bosnian teacher for foreign students at the Sarajevo Languages Center for 5 years; after that, she got employed with the «Jugokomerc» company as an interpreter for English/French/Italian.

When Alija Izetbegović, her father, became the President of the Presidency of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, she took the job of his personal secretary and interpreter (1991-1992).

She lives in Sarajevo and works as a free-lance translator/interpreter for local and international organizations, and for EU institutions in Brussels.

Published translations (individual and team works):

  • Muhammed Hamidullah: An Introduction into Islam
  • Hichem Djait: L’Europe et l’Islam (Europe and Islam)
  • Alija Izetbegović: Islam between East and West
  • Peter Medawar: The Limits of Science
  • Peter Medawar: Searching for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI)
  • Jalaluddin Rumi: Fihi-ma-fihi, (The Book on the Inner-Self)
  • Colum Murphey:  Sarajevo, Snap-Shot by Candle-Light
  • Noel Malcolm: Kosovo – a Short History
  • Robert W. Mc.Chesney: Rich Media, Poor Democracy  
  • John L.Esposito and Dalia Mogahed: Who Speaks in the Name of Islam
  • Minou Reeves: Muhammed in Europe