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Bohjalian speaks out during centennial of Armenian genocide

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Posted on January 7, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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LINCOLN AUTHOR CHRIS Bohjalian, seen here at his desk with cat Horton, came out with a new book, “The Guest Room,” on Jan. 6. Independent photo/Trent Campbell

Chris Bohjalian’s grandparents survived the Armenian genocide and emigrated to America. But like many a child of immigrants, his father, Aram, wanted to assimilate as much as possible.

“My dad grew up speaking Armenian, but I was 14 years old before I discovered he could speak Armenian fluently,” Chris Bohjalian said. “He wanted to be as American as he could.”

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