On the 6th of November 2008, the Ambassador of Lebanon Mr. Hikmat Aouad invited together with Le Cedre restaurant journalists and media representatives to a cultural evening to launch the new translation to the Polish of the book “The Prophet” by the Lebanese writer and philosopher Gibran Khalil Gibran. The evening was organized on the occasion of 125th Birth Anniversary of Khalil Gibran and 85th Anniversary of the first edition of his book “The Prophet”. The newest edition (Polish-English ) has been translated by Ms. Boguslava Yurkevich and published by Agencja Wydawnicza Nowy Horyzont.
In his speech H.E. Mr. Hikmat Aouad welcomed the participants and the guests and talked about the writings of Gibran and his life.
On the program of the evening were lectures on various topics connected with the Lebanese culture and literature. The speakers included Professor Elżbieta Rekłajtis from the University of Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski, Mr. Tadeusz Strulak, former Polish ambassador to Lebanon, General Stanislaw Woźniak, former chief of the Polish Military Contingent in Lebanon and Ms. Monika Antkiewicz, journalist. Ms. Grażyna Skowron-Matkowska, a Polish singer, gave a recital of Edith Piaf’s and Hanka Ordonowna’s songs.
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