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Abu Lala Mahari: Third Surah

By Avediq Isahakian Translated by Tatul Sonentz (Note: read the first surah here, and the second surah here) And Abu Lala’s caravan, gurgling softly like a fountain, Advanced, slow and at ease, beneath the moon’s retiring reign.   And the moon, like the chest of a young pixie of paradise, [more...]

September 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

‘Dance of the Banished’

New Book: ‘Dance of the Banished’

Dance of the Banished By Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch Publication Date: Aug. 22, 2014 ISBN: 978-1-927485-65-1 Price: $15.95 (PB with French flaps); 240 pp. YA novel ages 12+ Pajama Press recently announced the publication of Dance of the Banished by award-winning author Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch. ‘Dance [more...]

September 19, 2014 // 2 Comments

John and Hachig's first band, the Arax Band

The Relationship: Hachig Kazarian and John Berberian

By Harry Derderian For years, artists Hachig Kazarian and John Berberian have provided pure listening and dancing pleasure to audiences at various venues. Hachig and John’s relationship goes back to college in New York City, in the early 1960’s. This is their story. Hachig Kazarian, son of [more...]

September 19, 2014 // 11 Comments

"For a mere moment, I glance at people, 
To see mercy in their eyes..."

Derentz: Let Decency Soar…

By Avik Derentz Translated by Tatul Sonentz  “For a mere moment, I glance at people,To see mercy in their eyes…” (Armenian Weekly/file photo)   For a mere moment, I glance at people, To see mercy in their eyes, I want to see the light Simply arise, So that with no blood, [more...]

September 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

The cover of 'Avedis' Story'

Avedis’ Story: An Armenian Boy’s Journey

“The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.” —Milan Kundera   Special for the Armenian Weekly On the eve of the Genocide Centennial, as individuals and institutions work to raise awareness and enrich knowledge of the Armenian Genocide, a treasure trove of [more...]

September 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

The cover of vol. 54

‘Armenian Review’ Publishes 54th Volume

WATERTOWN, Mass—The latest issue of the Armenian Review, released in August 2014, includes articles that range from historical and historiographical analyses to an examination of the Armenian press in Poland and the memoirs of Ruben Ter Minasian. The cover of vol. 54 Specifically, it includes: [more...]

September 9, 2014 // 0 Comments


Journey Through Art: A Daniel Varoujan Hejinian ‘Peace of Art’ Exhibit

BOSTON, Mass.—From Sept. 16-Oct. 16, the National Gallery of Armenia in Yerevan will host a Peace of Art exhibit by artist Daniel Varoujan Hejinian, organized by the Armenian Ministry of the Diaspora. This is the first Peace of Art exhibit outside of the United States, and celebrates the 23rd [more...]

September 5, 2014 // 0 Comments


Poem: Navette…

Navette… Hello, good bye, A smile, a sigh, And my thoughts elope To Paris, and a song of hope, “Un jour tu verras,” (One day, you will see,) “on se rencontrera” (We shall meet again,) “quelque part, n’importe où,” (Somewwhere, anywhere,) “guidés par le hasard…” (Led by mere [more...]

September 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

The cover of 'The Grandchildren'

The Grandchildren: The Hidden Legacy of ‘Lost’ Armenians in Turkey

The Grandchildren: The Hidden Legacy of ‘Lost’ Armenians in Turkey By Ayse Gül Altınay and Fethiye Çetin ISBN: 978-1-4128-5391-0 (hardcover) 978-1-4128-5439-9 (eBook) 2014; 270 pp; $49.95 The Grandchildren is a collection of intimate, harrowing testimonies by the grandchildren and [more...]

August 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

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