Four Years In The Mountains Of Kurdistan: An Armenian Boy's Memoir Of Survival by Aram HaigazFour Years In The Mountains Of Kurdistan: An Armenian Boy's Memoir Of Survival by Aram Haigaz

Four Years In The Mountains Of Kurdistan: An Armenian Boy's Memoir Of Survival

byAram HaigazTranslated byIris Haigaz Chekenian

Hardcover | March 24, 2015

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Armenian Aram Haigaz was only 15 when he lost his father, brothers, many relatives and neighbors, all killed or dead of starvation when enemy soldiers surrounded their village. He and his mother were put into a forced march and deportation of Armenians into the Turkish desert, part of the systematic destruction of the largely Christian Armenian population in 1915 by the Ottoman Empire. His mother urged Aram to convert to Islam in order to survive, and on the fourth day of the march, a Turk agreed to take this young convert into his household. Aram spent four long years living as a slave, servant and shepherd among Kurdish tribes, slowly gaining his captors' trust. He grew from a boy to a man in these years and his narrative offers readers a remarkable coming of age story as well as a valuable eyewitness to history. Haigaz was able to escape to the United States in 1921.
Aram Haigaz was the pen name of Aram Chekenian, an Armenian-American writer who was born in the town of Shabin Karahisar, Turkey. He was a young boy when his birthplace was attacked, and his first book, The Fall of the Aerie, published in an English translation in 1935, is often cited by scholars and historians for its eyewitness detai...
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Title:Four Years In The Mountains Of Kurdistan: An Armenian Boy's Memoir Of SurvivalFormat:HardcoverDimensions:396 pages, 8.75 × 5.75 × 0.98 inPublished:March 24, 2015Publisher:Maiden Lane PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1940210062

ISBN - 13:9781940210063

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“This memoir of exile and loss proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that hope and wisdom can be found in the most unlikely places. It is an absolute must read.” --Caroline Stoessinger, author of A Century of Wisdom "Four Years in the Mountains of Kurdistan captures the stark tragedy of the Armenian Genocide in one boy’s remarkable story of suffering and survival. This English translation is as riveting and heart-wrenching as the original in Armenian, and, on the occasion of the Genocide’s centennial, is essential reading for all.”--Vartan Gregorian, former president of the New York Public Library and current president of the Carnegie Corporation of New York