Thursday, September 29, 2005

Assyrian Writer and Historian: Rosie Malek Yonan

Rosie Malek Yonan is an Assyrian artist, writer, and historian. She is originally from Iran, but currently lives in the U.S. you can read more about her and her life at her website by clicking here. I just read a short interview with her about her recently published book The Crimson Field, which was very can read it by clicking here. Also, you can read more about her book and order it here. I think I am going to order a copy for me soon...the book talks about the Assyrian genocide that took place during World War I when the Ottomans where in control of the region...People have heard about the Armenian genocide or the Jewish Holocaust, but very few people know anything about the Assyrian genocide or that there even was a genocide, which is a very sad thing. This book is a very good source to learn more about this topic, and it tells the true story of Yonan's family that probably reflects the suffering of many Assyrian families during that period.

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