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Your best guide to my home country, Georgia in the Caucasus.

Zaza Pachulia, NBA star


A beautifully written and extremely readable book. I was gripped from page one. I like the way the book is written in the form of a relaxed conversation with the reader. This is not a book to rush, but one to read, return to, dip in and out of, and use as a reference book to try to better understand this wonderful country.

David Brewer
Director at Media Ideas International Ltd
Founder and Editor at Media Helping Media


David Gorji has written a fascinating and quirky meditation on Georgia, in all its gorgeous complexity. He seduces the reader to follow him on an intensely personal quest for the meaning of Georgia as a country, a people and a language.

Jonathan Levi
Co-Founder/Granta Magazine


I love the Georgian Gorgeous or Gorgeous Georgians! This book was so exciting to read not only rich with history and ancestry, but filled with subtle humor and wisdom. David Gorji is a genius!

Pam Forsyth
General Manger/ Lilly Broadcasting

 

A panoramic, diverse and playful rereading of some major Georgian national narratives and the cultural memory of this people. With gorgeous pictures and images.

Zurab Karumidze, author of “Dagny, or a Love Feast”


 

 

Georgian Gorgeous or Gorgeous Georgians? Georgia in untold way

On his quest to discover his Georgian heritage, David Gorji uncovers the roots of the ancient language, the country’s divine origin and its beautiful landscape - and discovers some of Georgia’s best-kept secrets along the way.

Where do I come from?

For many years David Gorji was plagued by his constant curiosity for the answer to this question. Growing up in America, Gorji identified with the western world but he longed to know about his past. So Gorji began researching, spoke to historians all over Georgia, and gathered a myriad of information – and published a book that showcases Georgia in a unique and untold way.

"Most books about Georgia are written by Georgians for Georgians and then translated into English so I don’t think you can expect Westerners to understand fully and become engaged, so the idea was to write something for Westerners in a way that would interest them,” Gorji said.

Now aged in his 50’s, Gorji found some time on his hands and was prompted to begin writing a book. Once the seed was planted in his head, Gorji began the research phase. "I came to Georiga, learnt Georgian and I learnt everything I could have possibly learnt,” Gorji told Agenda.ge

And on his journey he was surprised by what he found.

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By Genevieve Helliwell

Journalist of agenda.ge