April 24 2014 Special Issue articles

Uncovering Traces

BY ANI HOVANNISIAN KEVORKIAN “Go to hell,” was my gut, unuttered reaction when a man, who was surely a Turk, tried to make small talk with me while boarding an Istanbul-bound flight from New York’s JFK airport in June, 2012. I envisioned his grandfather murdering my people, though I suppose he could also have been