MSU Book Club Explores Muslim Experience

MSU Book Club Explores Muslim Experience

muslimjourneysLearn 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 signup is required and the event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will also be served.

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.

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

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.