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LION WOMAN'S LEGACY: An Armenian-American Memoir
The Feminist Press

LION WOMAN'S LEGACY: An Armenian-American Memoir

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by Arlene Voski Avakian

Afterword by Bettina Aptheker

Arlene Avakian’s memoir evokes the quarrels, ambition, prejudice, and courage that shaped her coming of age in a family that immigrated to the United States to escape genocide in Turkey. Inspired by her passionate feminism and strengthened within a loving lesbian relationship, Avakian records and re-examines her personal history, discovering the story of her grandmother, which brings with it a legacy of radical politics and a powerful affirmation of ethnic identity.

The Feminist Press (1992)

The Cross-Cultural Memoir Series