Category Archives: Armenians

ARMENIA 100+ YEARS AGO

PA-REV-NER! GREETINGS! It’s a literary gift of gold! Thanks to my friend Roger, I learned of this resource for understanding life in Armenia prior to the 1915 genocide. I have only just begun my study of what it offers. The … Continue reading

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THE EYES HAVE IT: WEEK 4 ON MARKET

Today marks four weeks since the release of The Eyes Have It!  It has been an eventful month, contacting local bookstores and libraries, running book giveaway contests and soliciting reviews, following up on promotional leads from the publisher, etc. Feedback has … Continue reading

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WRITING THIS AND THAT

What a whirlwind week this has been! I can’t remember when I’ve been more enthusiastic about writing done and writing planned! In the first six days post release, the copies have flown off my shelf and out of Amazon and … Continue reading

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HERE COMES THE (CHILD) BRIDE …

Arranged marriages were common among 19th and early 20th century Armenians. Many marriages were delayed for years or never happened because of the massacres and genocide at the hands of the Ottoman Turks. Continue reading

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THE ARMENIAN LEGION

One of the lesser-known stories about the experience of Armenians during World War I, the period of the most aggressive extermination attempts by the Turks, was the formation of The Armenian Legion: 1916-1920. One of the women I interviewed spoke … Continue reading

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THE ARMENIAN TAPESTRY

A-no’o-nus Dawn Essegian Lajeunesse. Hal’/lee a-me-ree-ga-tsee yem. Hos yem. My name is Dawn Essegian Lajeunesse. I am Armenian American. I am here. It has been a while since I have posted about my Armenian book project. Happily, that is because … Continue reading

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IN THE BEGINNING…

My grandfather (medz ha’/eer) and grandmother (medz ma’/eer) immigrated from Kharpert (also known as Harpoot) in Armenia. Don’t try to find Kharpert on a map of Armenia–it’s no longer there. Kharpert was one of the casualties of the Armenian genocide, … Continue reading

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