MAYDA: Echoes of Protest
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by Srpuhi Dussap. Translated by Nareg Seferian. Edited by Lisa Gulesserian.
Published in 1883, Mayda is the first feminist novel written in Armenian. The pioneering author, Srpuhi Dussap, advocated for an equal role for women in the traditional Armenian society of Constantinople through her controversial novel of romance, betrayal, and reconciliation. Her compelling story was widely read and became an inspiration for future generations. After more than a century, Mayda is now available in English for the first time.
2021 Dr. Sonia Aronian Book Prize Winner for Excellence in Armenian Studies: Translation