Mayda Book Launch Party
Join us for an intimate discussion about the first Armenian feminist novel.
Srpuhi Dussap’s 1883 novel calling for the equal rights of women and social justice for everyone entertains the reader with criticisms of 19th century Armenian society in Istanbul and relevant themes of work and motherhood, religion and ignorance, love and marriage.
Don’t miss this fascinating discussion about Dussap’s life, her influence on Zabel Yessayan, and the sensation her novel caused in Istanbul.
Registration for Zoom Webinar through AIWA.
Lisa Gulesserian (moderator)
Preceptor of Armenian at Harvard University
Co-Founder of AIWA, Author, and Board VP of the Armenian Museum of America
Judith A. Saryan
Zabel Yessayan champion, former financial manager and VP
Danila Jebejian Terpanjian
Librarian at Harvard University (retired)
Associate Professor of Spanish at Wellesley College