Monthly Archives: April 2014

Between worlds in Morocco…

~~From time to time, I post photographs (and sometimes accompanying texts) from friends and colleagues who are out in the world traveling.  Today’s offering is from a dear friend, Asbed Kotchikian, who is in Morocco.  Here are his images and … Continue reading

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On the eve of April 24, the Armenian National Day of Mourning

~~Perhaps no other American writer of Armenian descent has written with as much sensitivity and awe on the subject of the Catastrophe as Michael Arlen Jr, derivatively in “Exiles” and more deliberately in “Passage to Ararat.” One of the great … Continue reading

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For the love of Boston, on her day…

~Boston, the eyes of the world have turned toward you again; the whole world as it were is weeping for you again and for your losses of a year ago. It was—and still is—a bit uncanny, the outpouring of sorrow … Continue reading

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Hagop Oshagan: Speaking the Aghéd

  The week of April 24 has particular relevance to the life and work of Hagop Oshagan. He survived the Aghéd while many of his literary contemporaries fell victim to the Ottoman genocidal machine. In fact, and as Vahé Oshagan … Continue reading

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5 Arabic Books to Read ‘Before You Die’

Two books, Season of Migration to the North and Cities of Salt reappear several times, the former a very slim, riveting tale, and the latter a corpulent novel–both unsettling, both beautifully rendered. ArabLit & ArabLit Quarterly Well, perhaps this one … Continue reading

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