Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys - Minaret

28 Jan 2014


Join us this fall for an exciting 5-part reading and discussion series: Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys: Literary Reflections. The discussion will be led by local scholar Dr. Christina Michelmore. Dr. Michelmore received her BA from Smith College and her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, both in history. For seven years she lived and worked in Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, and Pakistan. Until her retirement in 2013, she was chair of the Department of History, Political Science and International Studies at Chatham University.

Registration is required, as space is limited. All of these books are available in our collection at CLP.

January 28: Minaret by Leila Aboulela
The novel follows Najwa, a Sudanese woman who has moved to England. She finds empowerment through her Islamic faith, and perhaps a surprising female perspective on Islamic history.

Event Date: 
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Sponsored By: 
National Endowment for the Humanities, American Library Association
Jane Jessell, newandfeatured@carnegielibrary.org
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Main