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Efronia: An Armenian Love Story (Women's Life Writings from Around the World)

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Efronia Katchadourian was born in 1894 to a Christian Armenian family living in the Ottoman Empire. In her late eighties, she finally wrote the long-secret story of her ill-fated youthful love for a Persian Moslem during the era of the Armenian genocide. Her daughter-in-law Stina introduces the memoir and interweaves an affectionate narrative that brings together the histo ...more
Paperback, 246 pages
Published April 15th 1995 by Northeastern University Press (first published April 1991)
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Sheryl Dodd-Hansen
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My grandparents came to the US before the 1915 Armenian genocide, and I am grateful for that. My mother has told stories about my great-grandparents and how they were forced from their home in Bardizag, Turkey, with little, but were able to protect their teenage daughter (Auntie Takouhey) "because we had some gold". The three of them made it to this country finally in 1920.

This book makes it even more real as to what it must have been like - how horrible for so many Armenians 100 years ago. It
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Lilo
Nov 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
it was great and my expectations were fulfilled.i am waiting to read more of stina katchadourian`s books. ...more
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