Armenian Women

in search of Herstory

Seza (1903-1973)

Writer, Journalist, Women’s Rights

Her real name was Siran Zarifian and she was born in Constantinople.  There she attended the American College for girls until early 1920s when she left for Beirut, Lebanon.  She pursued her studies at Columbia University and obtained an M.A. in Journalism and Literature. She returned to Beirut after completing her studies and launched her well-known periodical, Yeridasart Hayuhin – Young Armenian Woman –  (1932-34 / 1946-1968)

“Yeridasart Hayuhi made an especially important contribution as a proponent of women’s rights, education and empowerment” – Zeitlian (2000)

You can find her books and copies of the journal at the Derian Library/Haykazyan University in Lebanon.

You can read online some of her short stories here.

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