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.