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In The Ruins
Written by Zabel Yessayan
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The first full-length English translation of In the Ruins, written by 20th-century female author and activist Zabel Yessayan. A first-hand account of the aftermath of the 1909 Turkish massacre of 30,000 Armenians. ORDER

Translated by G. M. Goshgarian

Publication made possible by a grant from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.


My Soul in Exile
Written by Zabel Yessayan
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My Soul in Exile is a novel depicting the dilemma of the artist in society, and also analyzes the psychological effects of the rootlessness experienced by diasporan Armenians. The setting is the critical period in Turkey following the Adana massacres of 1909 and preceding the outbreak of World War I. The book includes essays and other short works by Yessayan. ORDER

Translated by G. M. Goshgarian

Publication made possible by a grant from the Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund.


The Gardens of Silihdar
Written by Zabel Yessayan
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The Gardens of Silihdar offers a charming fictionalized account of the author’s childhood in Istanbul as well as insights into Armenian life in the Ottoman capital in the late 19th century. ORDER

The translation, by Jennifer Manoukian of Columbia University, won the 2016 Dr. Sona Aronian Book Prize for Excellence in Armenian Studies, and includes copious notes to explain the people, places, and events chronicled.

Publication made possible by a grant from the Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund.


Notable Women in Modern Armenian Drama: An Anthology
Written by Nishan Parlakian
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One of the leading authorities on the Armenian theater, Nishan Parlakian, has assembled a diverse collection of plays, presented here in English for the first time, that provide both thought-provoking insights into the role of women in Armenian society and well-crafted and entertaining examples of Armenian drama at its best.

Co-Published with the Armenian Heritage Press, National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR).


I Want to Live: Poems by Shushanik Kurghinian
Written by Shushanik Kurghinian
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Introducing the recently translated poetry of Sushanik Kurghinian (1876-1927), poet, feminist, iconoclast, and social rights advocate.

Translated by Shushan Avagyan, Bilingual edition: Armenian/English.


Armenian Women: New Visions, New Horizons.
Written by various authors.
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A collection of papers presented at AIWA's 2000 International Conference in Yerevan. Edited by Sharyn S. Boornazian et al.



Armenian Women in a Changing World.
Written by various artists.
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A collection of papers presented at AIWA's First International Conference in Yerevan. Edited by Doris D. Jafferian and Barbara J. Merguerian.



My Odyssey
Written by Antonina Mahari; Edited by Ruth Bedevian.
Translated from the original Russian by Jaklin Ekmekjian and Gohar Arsenyan.
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In this lively memoir, the wife of the famous Armenian poet, Guegin Mahari describes her experiences under the Nazi regime in her native Lithuania, her subsequent arrest and exile to Siberia in Stalinist Russia, and her life in Yerevan intellectual society in the 1950s and subsequently.




The Other Voice: Armenian Women’s Poetry Through the Ages.
Written by various authors; translated by Diana der Hovannessian.
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A collection of women's poetry beginning with old lullabies and magic chants, continuing with medievla poems, and proceeding to contemporary works.