Book Launch - Considering the Women by Choman Hardi | The American University of Iraq Sulaimani

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Book Launch - Considering the Women by Choman Hardi

Location: 
Conference Hall
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 13:00 to 15:00

Wednesday, November 25, 2015. 5:00 - 7:00 PM. 

AUIS English literature Professor Choman Hardi has recently published her second collection of poems Considering the Women that explores the equivocal relationship between immigrants and their homeland, as well as the breakdown of an intermarriage, and the plight of women in an aggressive patriarchal society and as survivors of political violence.

The book’s central sequence, Anfal, draws on Choman Hardi’s post-doctoral research on women survivors of genocide in Kurdistan. The stories of eleven survivors (nine women, an elderly man and a boy child) are framed by the radically shifting voice of the researcher: naïve and matter-of-fact at the start; grieved, abstracted and confused by the end.

Recently, one of the poems from the new collection, 'Dibs Camp, the Woman's Prison' was selected as the Guardian's Poem of the Week. Read it here.

Dr. Hardi is currently on a book launch tour in the UK where she will be attending a poetry festival and several other events