On Saturday, April 27, Smith College will host an Arabic Cultural Festival for the campus and local communities. The festival is the first ever organized to celebrate Arabic arts and culture at Smith College and in the Pioneer Valley. The festival showcases the arts, music, cuisine, traditions, and, most importantly, the spirit of the Arab [...]
Renowned Iraqi poet Amal Al-Jubouri visited Smith earlier this month, accompanied by Rebecca Howell, one of the co-translators of Al-Jubouri’s latest work, “Hagar Before the Occupation, Hagar After the Occupation.” A native Iraqi, Al-Jubouri’s life story speaks to the country’s recent troubled history; she even fled to Germany for several years in 1997, returning to [...]
Smithies and community members gathered for a discussion of Iraq with visiting poet Amal al-Jubouri earlier this month.
On October 3, a group of Smith Students and Northampton community members gathered together in the Global Studies Center join special guest Amal al-Jubouri for breakfast and discussion. Many had attended al-Jubouri’s poetry reading the night [...]
Al-Jubouri (left) and Howell (right) will be at Smith next week.
Next Tuesday, October 2, the Smith College Poetry Center will host Amal Al-Jubouri and Rebecca Gayle Howell for a poetry reading.
Amal Al-Jubour’s poems (which have been called a “crucial voice in contemporary Iraqi and Arabic-language poetry”) have been translated into 12 languages. [...]
The band Sokoun, from Montreal, will play at Smith on Thursday.
Students are invited to participate in an Arabic Music Festival on Thursday, April 26 in the Davis Ballroom.
The event, which begins at 6:30 p.m., is hosted by the Middle East Studies department and features the band Sokoun from Montreal. Guests will also [...]
"Masquerades" is one of several films being shown at Smith's Arabic Film Festival.
A series of Arabic films will be shown at Smith College in Seelye 106. Films will begin on February 29 and continue through March 4. A complete schedule is below.
The festival begins on February 29 at 7:30 p.m. with a [...]
Luma Mufleh '97 was awarded a 2010 Smith Medal for her work with the Fugees.
Luma Mufleh ’97, graduated from Smith College with a degree in anthropology, moved to Atlanta, and held a number of odd jobs post-graduation. While in Georgia, Luma noticed a diverse group of boys playing soccer in the street just [...]