These two beautiful people, Mane Mehrabian and Ani Sargsyan, are from distant Armenia. Armenia is the smallest of the former Soviet republics. It is bounded by Georgia on the north, Azerbaijan on the east, Iran on the south, and Turkey on the west.
Ani is also one of our three very young writers. Incidentally her story has been adjudged as one of the best from our volume “Europe & Africa” available on Amazon Kindle. Mane is a prolific writer and her article on Armenians in Kolkata was published by the frontline news syndicate Indiablooms in India.
Let’s here them speak about the Magic Diary…
Mane Mehrabian is an English teacher in Armenia. Teaching is her calling. It is in her blood. She is a specialized teacher of English and German languages. She volunteers to conduct English clubs for teenagers. She is constantly taking training courses. The ongoing process of learning is what provides the fresh insights that inspire her teaching. “Live and learn” is her motto.
In An Orange Sunshine above the Horizon, Mane discusses the treatment of a captured soldier, who longs to return to his homeland.
Ani Sargsyan is sixteen years old. She is a student learning in 11th grade. Growing up Ani has always loved writing. It is a way for her to express herself and to put her feelings onto paper. When she isn’t jotting down her ideas in her notebook, you can find her doing art. She loves to paint with watercolors and admires how the tones find their way onto the blank canvas. Ani hopes to achieve many things in her life, something she’s doing step by step.
Ani’s A New Beginning exposes the quest of a young girl to put her life together after the genocide and learn to be strong while expressing her loss through weaving the Armenian Orphan Rug.
You can read Mane’s and Ani’s stories in A Pocketful of Dreams vol. II Europe and Africa.
Buy (for a small fee) and read the amazing stories from the storytellers of The Magic Diary Project. All proceeds from a sale go to Room to Read, and you will support the education of girls in developing countries.
A Pocketful of Dreams vol. III South Asia and the Far East (to be launched in May 2017)