Goodbye, Antoura offers the extraordinary story of an orphaned boy being forcibly stripped of his identity in a government operated orphanage and his stubborn determination to survive.
If even a single child survives, as Vartan Gregorian poignantly observes in the foreword, then memory survives and truth cannot be denied. Join Houry Panian Boyamian and Dr. Khatchig Mouradian and be enriched by what an orphaned boy remembers and what he relates about the lives and agency of Armenian orphans during the darkest days of World War I.
Houry Panian Boyamian is the author’s daughter, an educator and principal of St. Stephen’s Armenian Elementary School in Watertown, Massachusetts.
Dr. Khatchig Mouradian is the Nikit and Eleanora Ordjanian Visiting Professor at Columbia University.