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Avedis' Story: An Armenian Boy's Journey

Avedis' Story: An Armenian Boy's Journey

edited with an introduction by Carolann Najarian
London: Gomidas Institute, 2014,
x + 112 pages, map, photos.
ISBN 978-1-909382-13-8, paperback,
Price: UK£16.00 / US$22.00
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This memoir was originally recorded on tape by Avedis Abrahamian and then prepared for publication by Carolann Najarian. The memoir has three main elements: early childhood in Sheykh Hadji (Yukar ı bag) in the Harput plain, eastern Turkey; the Armenian Genocide and escape to Russian through the Dersim mountains; life during the Russian revolution and its aftermath in the Caucasus; and striking roots in New York. The book retains the authenticity of the original recordings and makes good reading - both as a primary source as well as for general interest.
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