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Armenia as a State of Mind

By Alissa Medina Yerevan, the Armenian capital, dates back to 600 B.C. You know, your great grandmother was a slave.”  A week ago my mother shared this piece of our family history.  Old Yaya, was one of the millions of Armenians who were either sold into slavery, beaten or starved

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Graham Greene: Doubt in Many Places

By Peter Robinson Havana, the setting of one of Greene’s best known novels. In the late 1980s, I was working at Radio Riviera in Monaco as a critic, covering books, movies, and the peculiarities of the English language.  I had just reviewed Graham Greene’s novel, The Captain and the Enemy,

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My Mother Against Apartheid

By Susan Collin Marks The author’s childhood home in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape between South Africa’s Garden Route and the Wild Coast. Courtesy of Susan Collin Marks. In 1948, the year before I was born, South Africa’s apartheid government was voted into power.  Soon new, repressive laws were

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Sheltering in Place on Rhodes

By Janet Hubbard Lahania, Rhodes by Vangelis Pavlides I had just  spent five days in Paris organizing a writer’s workshop in Burgundy, paying a visit to my favorite hair salon, and joining some artist friends at Bar Hemingway.  Then I telephoned my friend Noomi to announce I would be soon

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