Muslim Journeys - Let's Talk About It - Book Discussion


Join us as we read and discuss Minaret by Leila Aboulela on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Minaret and all of the books which will be featured in the "Let's Talk About It series' book discussions are available for check-out at the West Lafayette Public Library now.  They may also be purchased at Von's Book Shop at a 20% discount by mentioning "Muslim Journeys".  Participants are encouraged to read each book before that discussion.  Sign up to get informational emails including reader's guides.  Use the form on the left side of the Muslim Journeys program page.

The West Lafayette Public Library is the recipient of an American Library Association/National Endowment for the Humanities Bridging Cultures grant -  Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys.  

Funding from the grant is making possible a series of programs intended " to help public audiences in the United States become more familiar with the people, places, history, faith, and cultures of Muslims around the world and within the U.S."

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The Library will be offering a series of public Let's Talk About It scholar-led book discussions based on the Literary Reflections Theme within the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf.  You can read the Literary Reflections introductory essay here. This essay was written by the national program scholars, Leila Golestaneh Austin with Ali Asani and Andrew Halladay. 

Our programs feature local Purdue scholars, Dr. Ahmed Idrissi Alami, Arabic Program Director, and Dr. Lynne Dahmen, Lecturer in the School of Languages and Cultures.  The scholar will introduce each book and lead the discussion of the book.

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