Sherko Bekas | The American University of Iraq Sulaimani

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Sherko Bekas

AUIS hosts book launch for 'Butterfly Valley' translation

  AUIS Assistant Professor Dr. Choman Hardi held a book launch and reading at the University on November 4, 2018 for her recently released book "Butterfly Valley", an English translation of the book originally written by celebrated Kurdish poet, Sherko Bekas. Dr. Hardi, along with director Shwan Atoof and poet Dilawar Karadaghi, treated some 300 audience members to a reading of excerpts in Kurdish and English. “The book addresses the gassing of Halabja, the Anfal genocide, as well as the pains of exile and the cyclical nature of Kurdish history,” Dr. Hardi said. “It does this through remembering and talking with other poets, journalists, politicians, and historians.” The book launch was presented in collaboration with Peyk Bookstore and Metrography Agency.

'Butterfly Valley' Book Launch

  You are cordially invited to the book launch of 'Butterfly Valley,' a translation of Sherko Bekas' book by Dr. Choman Hardi, presented in collaboration with Peyk Bookstore and Metrography. The event will feature poetry readings by Dr. Hardi, as well as Shwan Atoof and Dilawar Karadaghi. Date: Sunday, November 4, 2018 Time: 5-7 PM Place: AUIS Conference Hall   AUIS students may invite up to two guests from outside the community but must submit their information through the following Google form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScKsinuhSJnGQXxTsRsmts2wSxdjmh_LCBvVYLh3_jy3Ikb4g/viewform   Dr. Hardi will sign copies of the book after the event.  
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