This is the biography of Hrant Dink, a Turkish-Armenian journalist and political activist. He worked for the democratic rights of all Turkish citizens, including the right to speak freely about the genocide of Anatolia's Armenians in 1915. As a result of his activism, Dink was assassinated by Turkish nationalists in 2007.As founder and editor-in-chief of the bilingual Turkish-Armenian newspaper, Agos, in 1996, Dink was the first secular voice of Turkey's silenced Christian-Armenian minority. He fought for the democratization of the Turkish political system. This was a risky undertaking, in a country where Armenians live as closed communities; it was also unprecedented in Turkey. Dink was prosecuted three times for "insulting and denigrating Turkishness" and ultimately convicted.The biography is written as an oral history, and assembles a mosaic of memories as told by Dink's family, friends, and comrades. Dink's own "voice," in the form of his writings, is also included. Originally published in Turkey, it is now available for an English-speaking audience on the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide.

part One|176 pages

Khent Hrant

part I|34 pages

An Abandoned Child

chapter 1|10 pages

The Hamam of the Infidels

chapter 2|6 pages

The Fisherman’s Basket

chapter 3|10 pages

The Orphanage

part II|24 pages


chapter 5|8 pages


chapter 6|8 pages

First Rebellion

chapter 7|6 pages

A New Name and a New Life

part III|24 pages

Eternal Love

chapter 8|10 pages

Rakel, the Girl from the Mountains

chapter 9|6 pages

Love at First Sight

chapter 10|6 pages

Happily Ever After

part IV|14 pages

The Struggle to Make a Living

chapter 11|6 pages

The First Family Business

chapter 12|6 pages

A Student Like No Other

part V|22 pages

The Dissident

chapter 13|6 pages

The Swallow’s Nest

chapter 14|8 pages

The Ballad of the Prisons

chapter 15|6 pages

The Company of Suspect Soldiers

part VI|20 pages

The Businessman

chapter 16|10 pages

Beyaz Adam (The White Man)

chapter 17|8 pages

The Gambler

part VII|26 pages

Family Man

chapter 18|18 pages

Three Apples Fall from the Sky

chapter 19|6 pages

The Dink Brothers

part VIII|10 pages

A Sad Farewell

chapter 20|8 pages

The Lost Letter

part Two|168 pages

Baron Hrant

part I|50 pages


chapter 21|20 pages

Hrant’s Agos

chapter 22|12 pages

From the Agos Perspective

chapter 23|16 pages

A World Called Agos

part II|42 pages


chapter 24|18 pages

An Armenian in Turkey

chapter 25|22 pages

A Turkish Armenian in the Armenian World

part III|14 pages


chapter 26|12 pages

The Road to Recovery

part IV|50 pages


chapter 27|12 pages

The Beginning of the End

chapter 28|20 pages

The Hunt

chapter 29|16 pages

Fluttering Like a Pigeon

part V|10 pages


chapter 30|6 pages

A Time for Psalms

chapter 31|2 pages

Last Embrace

chapter |2 pages


chapter |4 pages

Hrant Dink: A Chronology

chapter |8 pages

The Voices in the Book

chapter |8 pages