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Tania Amochaev: One Hundred Years of Exile
November 20, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PST
In “One Hundred Years of Exile: In Search of My Father’s Russia” San Francisco author Tania Romanov tells the story of her journey through one hundred years of history to find peace with her father.
This event is in English and will be held on Zoom on November 20, 2020, at 4.00 pm PST (SF), 7 pm EST (NY). There will be a limited number of seats; please contact Globus Books via FB messenger to register. We will also be live streaming the event on our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/c/GlobusBooksSF/videos) and later will share the edited version of the program.
Daughter and father were both exiled from their homelands as infants; both knew life in refugee camps. The family’s immigration to San Francisco heralded a promising new future—but while Tania just wanted to be an American, her father could not trust that this was his final asylum. His fears and his resistance to assimilation left Tania with deep resentment.
Decades later, his unexpected death made Romanov explore her Russian heritage. A meeting with a last surviving member of the Russian royal family sent Tania on a quest in time and space. Cossacks, revolution, escapes, Stalin’s Purges: the Amochaevs’ family story reflects Russian history.
Tania Romanov is an award-winning travel photographer and the author of three books, “Mother Tongue: A Saga of Three Generations of Balkan Women”, “Never a Stranger”, a travel story collection; and “One Hundred Years of Exile: A Romanov’s Search for Her Father’s Russia.” (2021). A Solas Award winner, Tania’s work has also been featured in multiple travel anthologies and translated into Serbo-Croatian and Russian. Born in the former Yugoslavia, Tania fled the country and spent her childhood in a refugee camp in Trieste, Italy, before emigrating to the United States. She went through San Francisco’s public schools, U.C. Berkeley, and the Stanford Graduate School of Business, eventually serving as CEO of three technology companies. When not on the road, Tania splits her time between San Francisco and Sonoma County.
This program is produced and hosted by author Zarina Zabrisky.