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Celebrating Nali

Sunday, November 27, 2016 - 15:15

Students host event to celebrate Nali's poetry. 


On November 14th, 2016, students commemorated the National Day of Sulaimani by celebrating the works of the acclaimed Kurdish poet Nali. The organizers included students from AUIS, University of Sulamani and Salahaddin University, who are all on the staff of DidiMn - a literary website. 

>> یەکەم ئیڤێنتی کلتووریی دیدی من بەهاوبەشیی زانکۆی ئەمریکی بەڕێوە چوو
>> ڕۆژی نالی بە وێنە

The evening began with a moving and powerful recitation of the poem "Camekay Nali Bo Slemani" by Rzgar Amin. Bushra Kasnasazi, a writer and professor at the University of Sulaimani then hosted a panel discussion on Nali's work with Kurdish writer Rabwar Siwaili, and Dr. Dilshad Ali, professor at University of Sulaimani. The discussion was focused on the research and publications on Nali's work produced by both the panelists. This was followed by a lively Q&A session with the panel. The discussion was followed by some poetry reading by journalist and poet Shalaw Habiba, while AUIS student Pshtewan Babakir read from English translation of the same poem. 

The evening ended with a beautiful musical performance of Nali's poetry by the talented AUIS Oriental Music Club. Students also distibuted beautiful handmade souvenirs with Nail's most famous verses.

The event, Nali's Day, was attended in great numbers by the literary community of Sulaimani and the AUIS community. The program was conducted by AUIS student Shatoo Diyar Bakir. The main organizers from AUIS included students Shene Mohammed, Zhiwar Jawhar and Pshtewan Babakir. 

The event was made possible with the generous contribution of our sponsors: Chalaak's Place, Ako Printing, Bahar Group, and Taha Sadiq Group.