Written by Zabel Yessayan
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.