My Odyssey
From the Green Fields of Lithuania, through Exile in Siberia, to a New Life in Armenia

(ISBN: 0-9648787-6-3)
AIWA Press (Publisher)
2008 Boston
215 pages
Size: 6" x 9"
Language(s): English

Additional Artists

Ruth Bedevian (Editor) Jaklin Ekmekjian (Translator) Gohar Arsenyan (Translator)

Antonina Mahari's life represents the triumph of the human spirit over the tragic evils of twentieth century totalitarianism. As a university student in her native Lithuania after World War II, Antonina was arrested, interrogated, and finally exiled to a Siberian labor camp, where she met and fell in love with a fellow prisoner, the Armenian poet Gurgen Mahari. WIth the death of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin, she was released and moved with Mahari (now her husband) to Yerevan, where Armenia's complex intellectual atmosphere presented new challenges. This lively memoir is written with a mixture of humor, keen insight into people's strength and weakness, and a firm commitment to human dignity and justice.

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