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Muslim Journeys

Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys

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NEH Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys

April 2014

Thank you for your interest and participation in the Muslim Journeys book group. The book discussion group Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys ended the series with its last book on April 25, 2014.

The Muslim Journeys initiative familiarizes US public audiences with the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world. Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys, a reading and discussion series, was been made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in cooperation with the American Library Association. Local sponsorship was by the IPFW Walter E. Helmke Library and the Allen County Public Library.

The American Stories reading theme includes five books; each book discussion session was facilitated by an expert speaker. You may be interested in viewing other books and films included in the Bookshelf which may be checked out from the Helmke Library or the Allen County Public Library.

In 2013-2014, we read and discussed five books from the American Stories theme:


April 25, 2014
The Butterfly Mosque by G. Willow Wilson with expert speaker Farah Combs (IPFW)

March 28, 2014
A Quiet Revolution by Leila Ahmed with expert speakers Drs. Noor Borbieva and Assem Nasr (IPFW)

February 21, 2014
Acts of Faith by Eboo Patel with expert speaker Dr. Michael Spath (IPFW)

October 4, 2013
The Columbia Sourcebook of Muslims in the United States with expert speaker and editor Dr. Edward E. Curtis IV (IUPUI)

September 6, 2013
Prince Among Slaves by Terry Alford with expert speakers Drs. Quinton Dixie (IPFW) and John Aden (African/African-American Historical Museum, Fort Wayne)


November 2013
Koran by Heart with discussants Drs. Assem Nasr and Erik Ohlander (IPFW) and moderator Dr. Noor Borbieva (IPFW)

October 2013
Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World with discussants Dr. Kirsten Ataoguz (IPFW) and Uzma Mirza, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP (AYN Architect, Fort Wayne) and moderator Dr. Erik Ohlander (IPFW)

September 2013
Prince Among Slaves with discussants Dr. Quinton Dixie (IPFW), Nuhu Abdulai, Imam, Universal Education Foundation (UEF), Dr. A. Abdelmageed (UEF), J. Tamir Rasheed (Amir, Islamic Center of Fort Wayne) and moderator Dr. Michael Spath (IPFW)

Questions? Contact Susan Anderson at the IPFW Helmke Library (anderssm@ipfw.edu).