Books & Art

Jaklin Celik’s ‘Festival of Wrath’

Jaklin Celik’s ‘Festival of Wrath’

Book review by Aziz Gokdemir Special for the Armenian Weekly Take a stroll today in an old district of almost any sizable town in Turkey and you’ll soon come across a few houses, sometimes a whole neighborhood’s worth, in various stages of dilapidation—and lately, in some cases, undergoing [more...]

November 26, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Armenian Highland provides an overview of Armenia’s history and geography from ancient to modern times.

AGBU Launches First Book in Interactive eBook Series

The Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) is redefining the Armenian experience with the release of The Armenian Highland, the first in a series of interactive eBooks designed to introduce readers to Armenian history, culture, and contemporary affairs. The eBook is a full multimedia experience [more...]

November 26, 2014 // 4 Comments


Poem: Moon

By Aris Shaklian, 1925 Translated by Tatul Sonentz   Summer night. Flaunting moon On the wall’s shoulder. Soon moves in Through the window. Embraces me, Fondles me. Kisses me in a lightshow, And stops with a big sigh of sorrow. Drizzling rain, a shade of longing, Loving love-fest…   [more...]

November 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

The cover of the book

‘Armenian Asia Minor’ Volume Released

LOS ANGELES—Armenian Communities of Asia Minor was recently released by Mazda Publishers as the 13th volume in the UCLA series, Historic Armenian Cities and Provinces, edited by Prof. Richard G. Hovannisian. The Asia Minor volume focuses on several of the more than 100 Armenian communities within [more...]

November 12, 2014 // 0 Comments


Poem: I Forgot…

By Aris Shaklian Translated by Tatul Sonentz I forgot, I forgot My fairy-tale trysts On the rosy road Of what I was…   No longer do I recall My old longings, Each night blooming On my pillow…   Even their now Pale, white ashes Are no longer there   On my dry, Bloodless heart… [more...]

November 10, 2014 // 2 Comments

A snapshot of the new website

Gallery Z Launches Armenian Art Website

Gallery Z owner and director Bérge Zobian recently announced a new, extensive website——dedicated to providing collectors and enthusiasts with premier access to original Armenian artwork. “I am personally very excited to bring our extensive collection of original [more...]

November 7, 2014 // 1 Comment

abu lala surah 4

Abu Lala Mahari: Fourth Surah

By Avediq Isahakian Translated by Tatul Sonentz (Note: read the first surah here.) Like an enormous, ominous black bird, the awesome night spreads its two endless wings, And both descended on the caravan, the road, and the infinite fields, like an awning.   And from horizon to distant [more...]

October 21, 2014 // 1 Comment

“We Sing Armenian Church Songs"

‘We Sing Armenian Church Songs’ Album Released on Oct. 18

NEW YORK—On Fri., Oct. 18, award-winning artist Nvair officially released her latest album, “We Sing Armenian Church Songs (Badarak Hymns for Children).” Her latest compilation is an innovative educational tool that teaches the hymns of the Armenian Divine Liturgy to the younger generation. [more...]

October 20, 2014 // 5 Comments

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