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Kegham Mihran Atmadjian (Armenian: Գեղամ Միհրանի Աթմաճյան, literary pseudonym Sema, November 18, 1910, Bafra, Ottoman Empire - May 19, 1940, France) was a French-Armenian poet and editor.

Kégham Atmadjian
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Born
Kegham Mihran Atmadjian

(1910-11-18)November 18, 1910
DiedMay 19, 1940(1940-05-19) (aged 29)
NationalityFrench-Armenian
Other namesSema
Occupationpoet and editor

BiographyEdit

Being a survivor of the Armenian Genocide, Atmadjian lived in orphanages in Turkey and Aleppo. In 1929 he moved to Paris, where he published the Armenian cultural magazine "Jank" (Effort), together with Missak Manouchian . In 1935-1937 he published another Armenian magazine, "Mshaguyt" (Culture). He was the author of poems, plays, short stories, and articles. In 1940 he was killed during his service in the French army at the outbreak of World War II. His sister Marie Atmadjian, a poet by herself, wrote memoirs about him.

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