Kim Bu Ermeniler (Who Are the Armenians?)
Presentation by authors Susan Pattie and Maral Kerovpyan with translator Lora Sari.
The evening includes a discussion about the adaptation to a new audience and leads into activities found in the book. Prepare to learn some phrases in Armenian, draw “bird letters”, learn a song or a dance. An event for all ages. Copies of the book in Turkish and in English will be available for sale.
Kim Bu Ermeniler?, the Turkish translation of Who Are the Armenians? was released in August 2016. Created for children, this popular book is a colourful and lively introduction to Armenians for people of all ages. Published by the Armenian Institute (London) in partnership with Aras Publishing (Istanbul), the project received generous funding from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. Author Susan Pattie and co-authors Gagik Stepan-Sarkissian and Maral Kerovpyan worked with translator Lora Sari to adapt the text and images for Turkish language readers, adding a further eight pages to the already expanded 2nd edition of the original English version. With pages on language, history, games, food, customs, music and much else, the book includes activities and audio supplement now found on the website. Its Portuguese edition has been the best-selling book in the Gulbenkian Foundation’s bookstore for many months.
Please visit www.whoarethearmenians.comto learn more about the book and find sample pages in Turkish as well as the English and Portuguese editions.
Books can be ordered directly from www.arasyayincilik.com, through the book’s website (above) or from www.armenianinstitute.org.uk in London.