Just Poems
Reflections on the Armenian Genocide

(ISBN: 978-0-9734568-3-7)
2009 Winnipeg
112 pages
Size: 6" x 9"
Language(s): English

This collection of personal and political poems expresses the enduring, painful legacy of the Armenian Genocide. It represents the trauma of the survivors and the isolation and fragmentation of life in the Diaspora. It is a narrative about heroic witnesses, the painful challenges of remembering, the obstacles to genocide education, the need to overcome state-sponsored genocide denial and the long quest for recognition and justice. The poems explore the difficult path towards apology, reconciliation and forgiveness and reflect on a world without genocide. Alan Whitehorn, the grandson of an orphan of the Armenian genocide, is an Armenian-Canadian author and academic. He is a Professor of Political Science at the Royal Military College of Canada and a cross-appointed professor with Queen's University at Kingston, Ontario. Dr. Whitehorn is also an Associate of the Institute for Humanities at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia. Dr. Whitehorn was research director on David Lewis's memoirs The Good Fight.

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