Library launches 'Muslim Journeys' reading series


BRATTLEBORO -- Muslim Journeys: Literary Reflections in Islam, reading/discussion series begins at Brooks Memorial Library on Wednesday, April 9, at 7 p.m., in the Meeting Room.

Join Marlboro scholar and professor of religious studies Amer Latif in a journey through the literature of Islam. This evening reading and discussion series will focus on five books. "The Arabian Nights" (anonymous), edited by Muhsin Mahdi, translated by Husain Haddawy (April 9); "The Conference of the Birds" by Farid al-Din Attar, translated by Dick Davis and Afkham Darbandi (April 23); "Snow" by Orhan Pamuk, translated by Maureen Freely (May 14); "Dreams of Trespass" by Fatima Mernissi (May 28); and "Minaret" by Leila Aboulela (June 11).

Islam has long provided a source of inspiration through which Muslims experience, understand and guide their everyday lives. The readings for this theme can be seen as literary reflections on Muslim piety and concepts such as ethics, governance, knowledge and identity.

The series is sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council and partially funded by the Friends of Brooks Memorial Library. For information, contact the library at 802-254-5290 ext 0, info or


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