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Finding the Voice Within, by Adrineh Gregorian
Thursday, December 27, 2007  2:08:00 PM

by Mary Terzian



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(Report on an interview with Mary Terzian, depicting author''s impassioned struggle against the repression of Armenian women. The Armenian Reporter,12-22-07 issue.)





Was growing up in Cairo, Egypt, in the 1930's and 40's,and living with two brothers, a father and a stepmother the ideal petri dish togrow a feminist? Mary Terzian fought for access to opportunity, like feminists around the world have done before and after her.

As an Armenian living in Cairo and the daughter of parents  who emigrated from Turkey, Terzian found herself in a quandary that faces many Armenians: where does one's identity lie among all the labels? The identity she sought was constrained not only by ethnicity but also by the narrow parameters allocated to her as agirl and, later, a woman.

Always a bright student, Terzian received encouragment from  her teachers early on. She went to an English high school, which, she says, "opened the doors to the world."

Terzian's mother was a strong advocate of education. But . . .

for the full report on this interview click on:

http://www.reporter.am/pdfs/C1222.pdf

The French translation of "Finding Your Voice Within" - "Trouver l'Appel en Soi," translated by Georges Festa, was published onlne in Yevrobatsi, issue 1/1/2008 for readers in Europe. 
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http://www.yevrobatsi.org/st/item.php?r=3&&id=4023






 


 
        
 
  
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Immigrant's Memoir used in Australian Schools - 6/12/2012 11:21:00 PM

Accolades for Author of Memoir - 3/14/2011 6:48:00 PM

Book Club discussion - 5/31/2010 5:03:00 PM

Announcement of story accepted by HCI books - 3/8/2010 9:58:00 AM

Author and Freelance Writer Mary Terzian to speak at Ararat-Eskijian Museum - 9/2/2009 12:14:00 AM

Barsamian Review - 9/2/2007 11:57:00 AM

Book Awards - 6/4/2007 3:00:00 AM

Local Author wins Best Books 2006 Award  - 12/14/2006 11:22:00 AM

Book Review - The Immigrants' Daughter - 8/21/2006 1:07:00 PM







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