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All My Georgias: Paris-New York-Tbilisi

by Redjeb Jordania

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I wasn't sure what to expect but this turned out to be a fascinating book. Redjeb Jordania (still alive as of summer 2013 and now living in America) is the son of the first democratically elected president of the Republic of Georgia, Noe Jordania, who was forced into exile after the Soviets annexed Georgia three years into his administration. He lived the rest of his life in Paris with his family and never returned to Georgia.

This book is an account of Noe's origins, a memoir about Redjeb's own childhood in Paris, and then an account of his visit to Georgia in 1990; it was the first time a member of the family had set foot in the country since 1921. Coincidentally, Redjeb arrived in Georgia just at the same time the Soviet Union started to fall apart, and he has a day-by-day account of the political events, how they were affecting Georgia, and his opinions on it all.

The biography of Noe is written in the first person and I thought at first that it was Redjeb writing about himself. I remember, as it described childhood in a Georgian village, thinking "Wait, I thought he was born in Paris; maybe I misunderstood." Then at some point it was like, "In 1882..." and I realized this was Noe's story, as told by his son. Noe had the sort of beginnings you would expect from a future revolutionary: born into poverty and ignorance, with great intelligence and in need of more education than his village could provide, going off to a seminary in Tbilisi, reading forbidden subversive literature, etc. Stalin also came from Georgia and experienced many of the same things as Noe; later, they became bitter enemies.

Noe sounds like he was an awesome person, although of course, it IS his son writing here. I learned a lot about Georgia from this book; I had known almost nothing before. And this book was not only informative but a pleasure to read. The time spent reading it was well worth it. ( )
  meggyweg | Sep 24, 2015 |
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