Books & Art

Mary in Tacoma Park, Md., (June of 1946)

A Daughter’s Letter to Her Long Lost Mother

Special for the Armenian Weekly Questions always worked their way to the surface, and after 38 long years, I was finally getting some answers. I, as an adopted person, could now begin to fill in the blanks. The following is a short expose of my journey, my innermost thoughts and [more...]

August 1, 2014 // 6 Comments

Between 1946 and 1947, 100,000 Armenians left their homes in Europe, the Americas, and the Middle East to settle in Soviet Armenia. (Photo taken at an Alexandria port in 1947, courtesy of AGBU Alexandria)

The Child of a Refugee

By Siran Seza The following story was written by Siran Seza in April 1946. Seza was the penname of Siranoush Zarifian, a Lebanese-Armenian writer born in Constantinople in 1903. She is best known for founding the Beirut-based feminist journal The Young Armenian Woman (Երիտասարդ [more...]

July 25, 2014 // 1 Comment

abu lala mahari cover

Abu-Lala Mahari

By Avediq Isahakian Translated by Tatul Sonentz   Qasid Abu Lala Mahari, The renowned poet of Baghdad, Lived for decades in the splendid city of the Caliphs, Enjoying a life of luxury and delight. He sat at banquets with affluent and powerful people, Debating both the learned and the wise, He [more...]

July 19, 2014 // 1 Comment

Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands will be released on July 8, 2014.

Emily in a Nuclear World: The Story of a Girl’s Search for Home

  “It was as if a chirping brook Upon a toilsome way, Set bleeding feet to minuets Without the knowing why” —Emily Dickinson   Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands By Chris Bohjalian Doubleday (July 8, 2014) 288 pages, $25.95 Colossal disasters like tsunamis and earthquakes destroy in an instant [more...]

July 3, 2014 // 2 Comments

‘When I do Swan Lake, I feel like I’m in another world,’ says Avetik Karapetyan.

Karapetyan Taking Quantum Leap with Boston Ballet

BOSTON, Mass.—As a young lad of 8 pursuing ballet, the girls laugh and giggled when they saw Avetik Karapetyan in leotards. Today, they can laugh all they want. Yerevan-born Avetik Karapetyan brings a fresh approach as a solo dancer in his second year with the Boston Ballet. Karapetyan not only [more...]

June 13, 2014 // 2 Comments

Cover of "Our Cross"

M. Salpi’s ‘Our Cross’ Brims with Powerful Short Stories

LOS ANGELES—Our Cross, a collection of short stories by M. Salpi, was recently released in Los Angeles. Originally printed in 1921 in France under the title Mer Khachu, the book has been translated into English and published as the sixth volume of the Genocide Library. Cover of “Our [more...]

June 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

Cover of Dr. Hagop Martin Deranian’s book, "President Calvin Coolidge and the Armenian Orphan Rug"

ACF Releases Second Edition of Orphan Rug Book

ARLINGTON, Mass.—On April 29, the Armenian Cultural Foundation (ACF) announced the release of the second edition of Dr. Hagop Martin Deranian’s book, President Calvin Coolidge and the Armenian Orphan Rug. When this little volume first appeared in the fall of 2013, plans were well underway for [more...]

May 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

Cover of 'Genocide Survivors, Community Builders'

ACF Releases Genocide Memoir

ARLINGTON, Mass.—Genocide Survivors, Community Builders: The Family of John and Artemis Mirak is the story of two Armenian orphans uprooted from their homes in the Ottoman Empire during the Armenian Genocide and their life in the New World, where they became an example of courage and achievement [more...]

May 8, 2014 // 1 Comment

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