The HGI Center celebrates the release of “Wheat Songs”, a memoir by Perry Rizopoulos

O’Malley Library, Alumni Room 100

The Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Center presents:

Book Reception & Talk by Perry Rizopoulos '13

Wheat Songs: A Greek-American Journey is a memoir of two interconnected Greek-American journeys - an actual physical journey for the grandfather, Pericles Rizopoulos, and a philosophical quest by the author, Perry Giuseppe Rizopoulos. When the grandfather, Pericles Rizopoulos, a proud old man, tells his fascinating, tragic and true stories of the Nazi occupation of Greece during World War II and the following Greek Civil War, to his 20-something grandson, Perry Giuseppe Rizopoulos, Perry’s philosophical reflections on his grandfather’s stories along with his own memories of growing up in his extended Greek/Italian/American family in the Bronx combine to create an enduring story about the strength created by a strong, tightly-knit family and the powerful values passed down from generation to generation.

Perry Giuseppe Rizopoulos '13 currently teaches philosophy courses at the
College of Mt. Saint Vincent, Manhattan College, and St. John’s University. He is currently pursuing his doctorate in Interdisciplinary Studies at Columbia University’s Teachers College.

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