Muslim Journeys Fourth Book Discussion: Minaret by Leila Aboulela
11/12/2013, LIU Post Campus Event Nov 12Pioneer Room, Hillwood Commons, 1:00 - 2:30 PM
November 12, 2013
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Pioneer Room, Hillwood Commons
Registration is required. Call IMC Library at 516-299-2895
Discussion by Margaret Hallissy, Professor of English, LIU Post, winner of David Newton Award of Excellence in Teaching, and winner of the Trustees Award for Scholarship for an Individual Work.
Leila Aboulela's American debut is a provocative, timely, and engaging novel about a young Muslim woman -- once privileged and secular in her native Sudan and now impoverished in London – gradually embracing her orthodox faith. With her Muslim hijab and down-turned gaze, Najwa is invisible to most eyes, especially to the rich families whose houses she cleans in London. After a coup forces her wealthy family to flee Khartoum, Najwa eventually finds solace and love in the Muslim community of her adopted country.
This event is free and open to the public. The event is sponsored by the LIU Post Library and partners, and supported by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities.
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