Dunya Mikhail, an internationally celebrated poet and Oakland University special lecturer of Arabic in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, has been awarded the 18thUNESCO-Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture, based on the recommendations of an international jury of experts.
Dunya Mikhail, an American-Iraqi poet, and Helen Al-Janabi, a Swedish actress of Syrian-Iraqi origin will be awarded the 18th UNESCO-Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture, based on the recommendations of an international jury of experts.
Oakland University lecturer invited to speak at 2022 MLA Convention
The shortlist was revealed by this year’s Chair of Judges Chawki Bazih, who appeared alongside Fleur Montanaro, the prize’s Administrator
"The Beekeeper" -Arabic version- selected by Happy (Australia) as one of 20 of the best Arabic language books
Ces dernières années, les Yézidis ont été victimes d’un génocide, reconnu comme tel par les Nations unies, perpétré par l’Etat islamique – aujourd’hui encore, des milliers d’entre eux sont portés disparus. Captives raconte leur histoire.
"The 2021 USA Fellows were chosen for their bold artistic vision and significant impact."
Dunya Mikhail’s highly acclaimed non-fiction debut, THE BEEKEEPER (UK title – THE BEEKEEPER OF SINJAR), has been selected as one of five finalists for the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Non Fiction 2019.
2018 marks the inaugural year for the National Book Award in translated literature, which means that all of the authors on the longlist are first-time contenders.
The Beekeeper: Rescuing the Stolen Women of Iraq, by Dunya Mikhail (New Directions Publishing) In 2014, the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) invaded northern Iraq, killing men and enslaving women. A local beekeeper courageously smuggled some of the women back to their homes, and Mikhail, a journalist and poet, spoke to some of those survivors, bearing witness to wrenching stories of horrific abuse.
Evening Standard selects “The Beekeeper of Sinjar” as one of the best books of 2018
Fellow: Awarded 2018
Field of Study: Poetry
Competition: US & Canada
From a young Picasso to a Chinese couple seeking new lives in the US to the travails of the Yazidi women of Iraq – the Monitor’s ’10 best books of March’ list ranges far and wide.
“The Beekeeper” in Publishers Weekly’s lists of top ten
Translator: Elizabeth Winslow
Poet: Dunya Mikhail
Publisher: New Directions