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  • Mon
    13:30Hoda Shaarway Hall

    Space of Culture Presents

    BEIT EL HEKMA – Heliopolis University Productions

    Gibran Khalil Gibran

    A Poetry Salon


    April 23rd, 2018

    1.30 pm

    Hoda Shaarawy Hall

    Business and Economics Building

    Second Floor


    As a young man, Gibran Khalil Gibran (1883 Lebanon–1931 New York)  emigrated with his family to the United States, where he studied art and began his literary career, writing in both English and Arabic. In the Arab world, Gibran is regarded as a literary and political rebel. His romantic style was at the heart of a renaissance in modern Arabic literature, especially prose poetry, breaking away from the classical school. In Lebanon, he is still celebrated as a literary hero.

    Chiefly known was his 1923 book “The Prophet”, an early example of inspirational fiction including a series of philosophical essays written in poetic English prose.

    The play is telling about Gibran’s life, his art of painting, talent and close friends Mi’khail Na'ima and Elia Abu Madi; two important poets as well whom he met in New York. Moreover, the play gives us an insight in the yearlong relationship with May Ziade, also a writer and poet. This relationship was based on correspondence only. The lovers never met but they were deeply inspired by each other.


    Cast (in order of appearance)

    Hamada Shousha

    Mohamed Aboalkheir

    Mohamed Reda

    Students of HU

    Written and directed by

    Tamer El Gazzar


    Steven Simon


    Tamer El Gazzar


    Nashwa Mostafa, Mohamed Mamdouh, students of HU


    Mohamed Ismael Team and Tamer El Sayed

    Special thanks to Menna Rashwan, Felix Abouleish and his team, Team of Fine Art

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  • Tue
    11:00Ibn Rushd Hall, Business and Economics Building

    In cooperation with SEKEM Initiative, Heliopolis University for Sustainable Development and the World Future Council will hold a conference entitled “Solutions for Land, Soils and Food in Africa” at the university campus. The conference will shed light on the world champions in combatting desertification and enhancing food security and sustainable land management in Africa.

    The event will bring together international high-level representatives and experts; among them:

    This event aims to raise awareness about exemplary policies and initiatives that are engaged to support sustainable development of lands, soils, and food production in Africa and create synergies between policymakers of international organizations (for instance the UN Convention to Combat Desertification, International Fund for Agricultural Development or the World Future Council) and national stakeholders (ministries, members of parliament, civil society, academia, and media). Thereby, it shall contribute to the protection of life and livelihoods in drylands and help achieve Sustainable Development Goal 15 “Life on Land”.

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  • Mon
    13:30Ibn Rushd Hall, Business and Economics Building

    The poet and novelist Samir Darwish meets Heliopolis University students in a dialogue about poetry and music. Darwish believes that poetry is a form of musical composition. The modern poet makes a harmony between letters, words, sentences, and passages unlike the classical poet who relied on traditional rhyme.

    Samir Darwish is one of the prominent poetical faces of the 1980s. He has 15 collections of poems. The first of which was "Kutofoha and Sioufi" (1991) and the last one is "Mirrors of New York". He also published two novels and a book on political thought.

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