Vermont Humanities

Literary Reflections on Islam

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Reading and Discussion

Islam has long provided a source of inspiration through which Muslims experience, understand, and guide their everyday lives. This series, developed jointly by the American Library Association and the NEH, offers literary reflections on Muslim piety and communal concepts such as ethics, governance, knowledge, and identity, and reveals transformations in faith and identity, as Muslims living at different times and in different places have interpreted Islam.

Books in this Series

  • Farid al-Din Attar, The Conference of the Birds
  • Muhsin Mahdi, ed., Husain Haddawy, trans. The Arabian Nights
  • Fatima Mernissi, Dreams of Trespass
  • Orhan Pamuk, Snow
  • Leila Aboulela, Minaret

How to Book this Series

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Available Facilitators

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Vermont Humanities*** April 5, 2018