Please recommend
   using these social sharing buttons:




  book details  


  books by Mary Terzian  



Book: Politically Homeless - A Five-year Odyssey across Three Continents by Mary Terzian

Book: Politically Homeless - A Five-year Odyssey across Three Continents by Mary Terzian

categories: Book, Personal Development, Multicultural, Nonfiction, Travels in Africa, Women's Issues, Inspirational, Aspiring for Education, African Travels, Soviet Union, Lome, Togo, Raised in Cairo, Expat Assignment, Immigrant, Memoir


Mary Terzian

Author Mary Terzianabout this book: This multicultural nonfiction memoir is a young woman's story, born to immigrant parents in Cairo, who is willing to withstand hardships and cross unchartered territory in order to acquire higher education. She does not hesitate to venture beyond her comfort zone, ignoring outdated traditions and kicking roadblocks in order to achieve her dream. The book teaches tenacity, purpose and sometimes sheer duress to convert compelling circumstances into opportunities.

Life is not always served on a platter of roses. The book's primary purpose is to encourage youth to chisel the world they want to live in. The author was compelled to write this story, after extensive research, to represent the status quo in the 1960's, and the endurance it took to overcome hardships during the journey from Cairo to New York, as the cover represents.

Book summary: Politically Homeless - an Odyssey across Three Continents, is the story of Mary Terzian's adventurous and itinerant life, from Cairo to New York. It follows her award-winning first-book, The Immigrants' Daughter, a private battle to earn the right to self-actualization, about growing up in Egypt. Both books are posted at digital stores and are available in paperback from regular bookstores, through Ingram.

Author's notes: In retrospect I realized how adamant I was in my pursuit of higher education for valid reasons. I left home unmarried to live alone, a major taboo in a conservative community; accepted assignment in a foreign war-torn country, crossed the iron curtain when it was inaccessible, and traveled through African countries at the peak of their struggles for independence. I also found a niche to fit in. Had I stayed home I would have turned into an embittered old maid. The books were a catharsis for me. Higher education increased my self-confidence. I became a vibrant member of society.

preview: read a sample from this book

what to read next: if you read and liked this book...

Learn more about this book

Click here for the Kindle edition of this book

Other book by Mary Terzian

The Immigrants\' Daughter - A Private Battle to Earn the Right to Self-actualization by Mary...

The Immigrants' Daughter - A Private Battle...

This book on





More Reviews

   • Book Review: The Immigrants' Daughter - A Private Battle to Earn the Right to Self-actualization by Mary Terzian
   • Book Review: Ginny and Me - Reflections of What God Can Do - Inspirational Memoir (2nd Edition) by Christine Walters

  show list of all published reviews | subscribe to the feed

Home | Contact | Legal Notice | Impressum Book Promotion | Do you like | Boost Your Karma

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of, Inc. or its affiliates.