There Was and There Was Not

August’s selection for Global Forum was There Was and There Was Not: A Journey Through Hate and Possiblity in Turkey, Armenia, and Beyond by Meline Toumani. Toumani writes about exploring the legacy of the Armenian Genocide, from her upbringing in the Armenian diaspora here in the U.S., to travels through Turkey and Armenia. A moving book about history, belonging, and memory. 


For a list of related readings on the topic of the Armenian Genocide, click here.



A few years ago, a billboard put up by a group denying the genocide in Boston caused controversy, which you can read about here.


On a brighter local note, the Armenian memorial and park in Boston has a website here that talks about it and even has events hosted there. Thank you Susan for mentioning this!



The church in Lake Van Toumani visits and discusses has an entry in Atlas Obscura with great photos, here. (Thank you Betsy)

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