William Voskergian

William Voskergian was born in Jerusalem in 1949. His father, a survivor of the Armenian massacres during the Ottoman Empire, was smuggled into Palestine by William’s grandfather, through the Syrian desert, when he was twelve years old in 1915. His mother is a Palestinian refugee from Nazareth. He is the author of six books of short stories and novels. He has been a teacher of oriental music and a schoolteacher for over forty years.

  • A painting showing a Christ-figure, carrying his cross through Jerusalem, with Palestinians on one side of him and Israeli soldiers in modern dress with guns on the other
    William Voskergian
    Maher Naji, Christ Has Not Yet Descended from the Cross / Courtesy of the artist Years and years ago, I was small, very small. I was one of the children of the world who were born a...

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