Friday, January 3, 2014

Press Release for Muslim Journeys Booktalk

This press release was sent to local media on January 2nd, 2014.

Dan Nieman will give a book talk on the titles in the Muslim Journey’s Bookshelf on Monday night, January 6th at 6:30 p.m. The Muslim Journeys Bookshelf is a collection of 25 books, 4 DVDs, and other programming resources selected 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. The Bookshelf is intended to address both the need and the desire of the American public for trustworthy and accessible resources about Muslim beliefs and practices and the cultural heritage associated with Islamic civilizations.

The books to be discussed are: Minaret by Leila Aboulela, A Quiet Revolution by Leila Ahmed, The Conference of the Birds by Farid al-Din Attar, translated by Dick Davis and Afkham Darbandi, The House of Wisdom: How Arabic Science Saved Ancient Knowledge and Gave Us the Renaissance by Jim Al-Khalili, Prince Among Slaves by Terry Alford, Islamic Arts by Jonathan Bloom and Sheila Blair, Muhammad: A Very Short Introduction by Jonathan A. C. Brown, The Columbia Sourcebook of Muslims in the United States, edited by Edward E. Curtis IV, In an Antique Land by Amitav Ghosh, When Asia Was the World: Traveling Merchants, Scholars, Warriors, and Monks Who Created the “Riches of the East” by Stewart Gordon, Leo Africanus by Amin Maalouf, translated by Peter Sluglett, The Arabian Nights (anonymous), edited by Muhsin Mahdi, translated by Husain Haddawy,
In the Country of Men by Hisham Matar, The Story of the Qur’an: Its History and Place in Muslim Life by Ingrid Mattson, The Ornament of the World by Maria Rosa Menocal, Dreams of Trespass by Fatima Mernissi, Rumi: Poet and Mystic, edited and translated by Reynold A. Nicholson, Snow by Orhan Pamuk, translated by Maureen Freely,
Acts of Faith by Eboo Patel, The Children of Abraham: Judaism, Christianity, Islam by F. E. Peters, The Art of Hajj by Venetia Porter,
House of Stone by Anthony Shadid, Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi, Broken Verses by Kamila Shamsie,

The Butterfly Mosque: A Young American Woman’s Journey to Love and Islam by G. Willow Wilson.

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