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Muslim Journeys Book Club 2015-2016

Muslim Journeys 2015/2016

Learn more about the experiences of Muslims in this scholar-led book group.  We will begin with an introduction to the Qur'an and its place in the lives of Muslims.  Then we will read four memoirs exploring the authors' paths in countries including Egypt, France, Iran, Lebanon, Turkey and the United States.  Each session will start with a short lecture, followed by facilitated book discussion, and finish with a question and answer period. All are invited to participate.  Drop-in for one or attend all five sessions; no sign up required.  Free and open to the public.  Light refreshments served.

Sponsored by the MSU Muslim Studies Program, MSU Libraries, and East Lansing Public Library.

Questions?  Please contact Deborah Margolis or Annie Gordon.


Books may be borrowed from the MSU Main Library's "reserved reading" desk (residents of Michigan may be eligible for a Community Borrower's Card) or the East Lansing Public Library.  Books are available for purchase at Schuler Books and Music in Okemos and Everybody Reads in Lansing.


Wednesday, October 21

7:00 pm

**At East Lansing Public Library**

Mohammad Khalil, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, will lead a discussion on The Story of the Qur'an: Its History and Place in Muslim Life by Ingrid Mattson.


Wednesday, November 18

7:00 pm

MSU Main Library, Green Room, 4th floor West wing

Jyotsna Singh, Professor of English, will lead a discussion on Istanbul: Memories and the City by Orhan Pamuk.  *See discussion questions below.


Wednesday, January 20

7:00 pm

MSU Main Library, Green Room, 4th floor West wing

Salah Hassan, Associate Professor of English, will lead a discussion on House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East by Anthony Shadid. 


Wednesday, February 17

7:00 pm

MSU Main Library, Green Room, 4th floor West wing

Emine Evered, Associate Professor of History, will lead a discussion on Persepolis: The Story of A Childhood (Graphic Novel) by Marjane Satrapi.


Wednesday, March 16

7:00 pm

MSU Main Library, Green Room, 4th floor West wing

Leila Tarakji, Graduate Student in English, will lead a discussion on The Butterfly Mosque by G. Willow Wilson. 


Special Event: MSU Film Collective Screening

Thursday, February 25

8:00 pm

**B122 Wells Hall**

Persepolis (Animated Feature Film)

Cosponsored by the MSU Libraries, MSU Comics Forum and MSU Film Collective

With discussion by Kaveh Askari of Western Washington University.