Henderson Library is hosting a five-part reading and discussion series titled Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys. Discussions of important themes in Muslim history and literature will be led by Dr. Hemchand Gossai and Professor John Parcels.
The first of five books to be discussed is The Children of Abraham: Judaism, Christianity, Islam by F. E. Peters. Discussion will be on February 11th at 7:00 pm in Room 1300 of Henderson Library.
Twenty-five copies of each of the five books to be discussed are available free on a first come, first served basis. To register for a copy of The Children of Abraham and to participate in the discussion on February 11th, please call 912-478-5115 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the discussion series please go to http://georgiasouthern.libguides.com/LTAI.
The other four books to be discussed are:
Muhammad: A Very Short Introduction by Jonathan A. C. Brown
2/18@7:00 pm Sorrier Room, Statesboro Regional Library
The Story of the Qur’an: Its History and Place in Muslim Life by Ingrid Mattson
3/11@7:00pm Room 1300, Zach S. Henderson Library
The Art of Hajj by Venetia Porter
4/1@7:00pm Sorrier Room, Statesboro Regional Library
Rumi: Poet and Mystic, edited and translated by Reynold A. Nicholson.
4/22@7:00pm Room 1300, Zach S. Henderson Library
Funding for the series was provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA). Henderson Library is one of 125 libraries and state humanities councils across the country selected to participate in the project, which seeks to familiarize public audiences in the United States with the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world. The Muslim Journeys theme that Henderson Library has chosen to explore is “Pathways of Faith.”
The Averitt Center for the Arts and the Statesboro Regional Library are community partners with Henderson Library for the Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys grant.