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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.

Translated by G. M. Goshgarian

Publication made possible by the 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.

Translated by G. M. Goshgarian


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.

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.


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.


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.