Tag Archives: Armenians

ARMENIAN FAIRYTALES

Shnor-ha-vor (soorp) dzu-noont!  Merry Christmas! During a visit with one of the Armenian women who was kind enough to let me interview her for my historical fiction, she shared a delightful find with me (actually, a few delightful finds, but … Continue reading

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HOW LONG IS TOO LONG FOR HISTORICAL FICTION?

This stained glass window photo is from the church I attended as a child and remained a member until it closed in 2011. Revisiting the church a little over a year ago started me on this journey–to write about the … 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 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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BOOK TALK CATCH-UP

A lot has happened since January, when I began posting topics related to my new project about Armenians: the genocide, mass migration by survivors, and the generations of Armenian Americans they produced. That project is a long way from done, … Continue reading

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