Dr. Vera Kitova presented her poetry book “Sublimated Algeria” on May 19th.The event was
organized under the patronage of the embassy of Algeria in Sofia and hosted at the Ministry of Culture – the Gallery of Art – Sredets.
Among the guests were Mr. Krasimir GIGOV- Director General of Bulgarian Red Cross, Mr. Ventsislav VELEV from the Ministry of Culture, Mr. Alexander KOVATCHEV from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Grigor KRATCHMARSKY – Honorary President of the Association for friendship between Bulgaria and Algeria, and others.
This cultural event was held on the 19th May, which is the Day of the Student in Algeria, connected to the battle for freedom against colonialism, when lots of Algerian students had joined the forces of defense, as an answer of the revolution call.
In her speech, H.E. Latifa BENAZZA expressed gratitude to Dr. Kitova for her contribution to Algerian healthcare in the years of 1962 to 1967, and for her love and devotion to the country.
The other speakers also felicitated the author with the occasion and expressed their respect for her versatile personality.
Dr. Kitova spoke about her experiences in Algeria and about the stimulus to write “Algérie Sublimée”.
The solemn ambience was enhanced by the performance of prof. Snezhana Barova- one of the best Bulgarian pianists, Mr. Fidosi Kerchev- promising musician- piano, Ana Maria Kraicheva and Ioana Dimova, who played the flute.The audience had the pleasure listening compositions by Chopin, Scriabin, Boismortier and James Raye.
The poems from “Algérie Sublimée” were read by Alexandra Ivoilova.
Photos – Vasilka Makaveeva.
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