Students inspect a large/super-sized manuscript during a field trip to the Smithonian in DC, Feb. 2, 2017
Haji Noor Deen Mi Guang Jiang with students during calligraphy demonstration.
will present and share from her new book
"The Beekeeper: Rescuing the Stolen Women of Iraq" (2018)
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Old Library 224
Bryn Mawr College
(Reception, book sale and book signing will follow the lecture in the London Room, College Hall.)
Dunya Mikhail was born in Iraq in 1965 and was forced to flee in the wake of the first Gulf War when her writings attracted the attention of The Iraqi authorities. Renowned for her subversive, innovative, and satirical poetry, Mikhail speaks about her experiences growing up in a war-torn country, sleeping on the roof of her family’s home during the sweltering summers until the air raid sirens sounded, and losing her father, not to violence but to the lack of adequate medical care.
Published by New Directions, Mikhail’s newest book, The Beekeeper: Rescuing the Stolen Women of Iraq (2018) is a nonfiction account of the capture and enslavement of young girls and women by ISIS who are rescued by an unlikely hero: a beekeeper, who uses his knowledge of the local terrain, along with a wide network of transporters, to bring these women, one by one, through the war-torn landscapes of Iraq, Syria, and Turkey, back into safety. She is the author of two poetry collections The Iraqi Nights (2014) and The War Works Hard (2005), shortlisted for the Griffin Prize and named one of Twenty-Five Books to Remember from 2005 by the New York Public Library; and the memoir Diary of A Wave Outside the Sea (2009) which won the 2010 Arab American Book Award. She also edited a pamphlet of Iraqi poetry titled 15 Iraqi Poets.
Co-sponsored by BRYN MAWR COLLEGE’s Middle Eastern Studies Program, the Office of the Provost, the Museum Studies Program, the Center for Visual Culture, LILAC, the Office of Civic Engagement, the Department of History of Art, the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, the Department of Political Science, the Program in Film Studies, the Bi-College Arabic Program; and by HAVERFORD COLLEGE’s Center for Peace and Global Citizenship and the Distinguished Visitors Program.
a talk by
Iraqi American Poet, Writer, and Lecturer
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Tea at 4:15 p.m.
Sponsored by Haverford College's Distinguished Visitors Program.
Sunday, November 19, 2018
Stokes 102-Haverford College
Joe Tayoun started playing at the early age of eight at his family’s renowned Middle East Restaurant in Philadelphia where live, authentic Arabic, Turkish, Persian, Armenian, Greek, and Israeli music and dance were performed nightly for over forty years. Learning from the area’s top Middle Eastern musicians, Joe became adept at the many styles of drumming within these different ethnicities. He performs with various Middle Eastern and World Music ensembles locally, regionally, and internationally, as well as conducting workshops and master classes at schools and universities. He has been the recipient of several noteworthy grants from such organizations including the: NEA, PCA, PAEP, and the State Department. He currently performs with M’Oud Swing, an original, progressive World Jazz Ensemble, and Barakka, an original Turkish World Rock group.
Arabic Calligraphy Demonstration by Haji Noor Deen Mi Guang
Thursday, March 30, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 pm - Old Library 224