My Mother's Voice

by Kay Mouradian

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/31/2013

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 236
ISBN : 9781452561691
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 236
ISBN : 9781452561714
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 238
ISBN : 9781452561707

About the Book

Researching through volumes in several libraries and archives in the United States, author Kay Mouradian visited the village in Turkey where her mother and her mother’s family, along with twenty-five thousand other Armenians, were forced to leave their homes. Traveling over the same deportation route to the deserts of Syria where more than a million Armenians perished, the author became acutely aware of the suffering of her mother’s generation and the lingering sense of injustice they carried. Like the 6 million Jewish people lost in the Holocaust, Armenians lost an incredibly vibrant, successful, and valuable gene pool of more than a million as a result of the Armenian genocide. This story of fourteen-year-old Flora Munushian, the author’s mother, brings an epic chapter in Armenian history to life and takes it to heart. Flora’s incredible story honors her people with dignity and personifies the human spirit of hope, love, and justice. Flora’s voice is that of all the victims and survivors of the Armenian Genocide, a story that must not be forgotten. “I am my mother’s voice,” says Dr. Mouradian, “and this is her story.”

About the Author

KAY MOURADIAN, EdD, is a documentary filmmaker and author of previous books on yoga and meditation. A Professor Emerita in the Los Angeles Community Colleges, she holds a doctorate in education from Nova Southeastern University and degrees from Boston University and UCLA. Her documentary, My Mother’s Voice, is based on this book and its predecessor edition, A Gift in the Sunlight.