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Monday, July 6, 2015

The African and Middle Eastern Division and
The Poetry and Literature Center of
The Library of Congress
in Partnership with the Africa Society
of the National Summit on Africa
present

"Conversations with African
Poets and Writers"

featuring

Poet Lemn Sissay

image: Poet Lemn Sissay

Ethiopian poet Lemn Sissay will read selections from his works
and participate in a moderated discussion with
Fentahun Tiruneh, Area Specialist in the African and Middle Eastern Division.

Free and Open to the Public

Monday, July 6, 2015
12:00 Noon to 1:00 p.m.
The African & Middle Eastern Division Reading Room
LJ 220 Thomas Jefferson Building
10 First Street S. E. Washington, D.C.  20540

For additional information contact:
Fentahun Tiruneh (202) 707 - 4163

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Past Events:
2015

 

Thursday, June 25, 2015
The Near East Section of the African and Middle East Division of The Library of Congress
presented Promoting Arab Culture through Translation featuring Faiza Sultan

Friday, June 19, 2015
The African Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division and The Humanities and Social Sciences Division and The Poetry and Literature Center of the Library of Congress and The Juneteenth Book Festival Inc.
invited you to a Symposium "Black Literature and Literacy"
(Program marks the 150th Anniversary of the Juneteenth Holiday)

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
The African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress and
The American Committee for Tyre invited you to a Symposium on "The Ancient City of Tyre"

Friday, May 29, 2015
The Library of Congress Asian American Association in Celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month
and co-sponsored by The African and Middle Eastern Division The Library of Congress
presented Dances from Central Asia performed by the Silk Roads Dance Company
and a guest performer Praneetha Akula, exponent of Indian Bharathanatyam dance

Thursday, May 28, 2015
The American Folklife Center of The Library of Congress presented as part of the HomeGrown 2015 Program
and co-sponsored by The African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
Traditional Armenian Music and Song from New York and New Jersey
featuring Ara Dinkjian on "oud" and Zulal, "a cappella trio" with Teni Apelian, Yeraz Markarian and Anaïs Tekerian

Thursday, May 21, 2015
The African Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division and the Poetry and Literature Center,
The Library of Congress in Partnership with The Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa
presented Conversations with African Poets and Writers featuring Professor Okey Ndibe

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
The African Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented A lecture on The African Heritage House
by Alan Donovan, Founder & Director

Monday, May 18, 2015
The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington, and The Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington
in celebration of Jewish-American Heritage Month presented a lecture by Tammy Hepps
In Search of a Usable Past: Reconstructing the Jewish History of Homestead, Pennsylvania

Friday, May 8, 2015
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division The Library of Congress presented
Armenia: 1322 AD - 1932 AD, A Display of Items fromThe Collections of The Library of Congress

Thursday, May 7, 2015
The 19th Vardanants Day Armenian Lecture
Susan B. Harper, Nonresident Scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
spoke on “American Humanitarianism in the Armenian Crucible, 1915-1923”

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
The African Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
invited you To a book signing event featuring Nubia Kai, PhD.
author of Kuma Malinke Historiography: Sundiata Keita to Almamy Samori Toure
The Oral Historiography of the Mali Empire

Friday, April 17, 2015
The African Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division and The Poetry & Literature Center,
The Library of Congress in Partnership with The Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa
presented "Conversations with African Poets and Writers Series" featuring Kenyan Author Okwiri Oduor

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented Levon Avdoyan, Armenian and Georgian Area Specialist
The Rouben Mamoulian Illuminated Armenian 'Life of St. John the Evangelist' (1757 A.D.)

Monday, April 6, 2015
The Near East Section of the African and Middle East Division, The Library of Congress
presented "The Naqab Bedouin and Colonialism: New Perspectives" with
Mansour Nasasra, Research Fellow in the Council for British Research in the
Levant (Kenyon Institute, Jerusalem) and the University of Exeter and
Sophie Richter-Devroe, Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, Exeter University

Thursday, April 2, 2015
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented Bahiyyih Nakhjavani, author of "The Women Who Read Too Much"

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
The African Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented A Women’s History Month Program
The Making of a King: King Peggy, King of Otuom, Ghana

Thursday, March 26, 2015
The African Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
invited you to A Book Signing Event featuring Her Excellency, Honorable Olubanke King-Akerele,
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Former Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry of the
Republic of Liberia and author of The “Growing” of Africa’s Emergent Leadership  

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
The American Folklife Center, and co-sponsors, the African and Middle Eastern Division
and the Music Division, The Library of Congress presented a concert, Traditional Arabic
Singing and OUD from Syria
with Lubana Al Quntar (voice) and Kenan Adnawi (oud)
View a Webcast of this Program

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
The Library of Congress and Roshan Institute for Persian Studies at the University of Maryland presented
"An Anthology of Philosophy in Persia" with Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr, George Washington University
& Dr. Mehdi Aminrazavi, University of Mary Washington
View a Webcast of this Program

Thursday, March 12, 2015
The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Divsion, The Library of Congress
In Celebration of National Women’s History Month presented Area Specialist Ann Brener speaking on
The Mirror of the Text: A Talk and Book-Display about Jewish Women and Their Books through the Ages

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented “Gentile Bellini’s Drawings of Ottomans: Italian Art Serving the Sultans"
featuring Dr. Rosamond Mack author of Bazar to Piazza: Islamic Trade and Italian Art 1300-1600
View a Webcast of this Program

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
The African and Middle Eastern Division and The Poetry and Literature Center of the Library of Congress
in partnership with The Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa presented
"Conversations with African Poets and Writers" featuring Nigerian-American writer Chinelo Okparanta
View a Webcast of this Program

Thursday, January 15, 2015
The Kluge Center and the African and Middle Eastern Division of The Library of Congress
presented “The Popularization of Islamic Mysticism in Medieval Egypt”
Kluge Fellow Nathan Hofer summarized his forthcoming book on Sufism (Islamic mysticism). Sufism came to extraordinary prominence in Egypt after the 12th century. By the middle of the 14th century, Sufism had become massively popular. How and why did this popularization happen? Hofer's book is the first to address this issue directly, surveying the social formation and histories of several different Sufi collectivities from this period. Hofer is an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Missouri.




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