The Wyoming Humanities Council, together with the Albany County Public Library, announces a five-part reading and discussion series titled “Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys,” starting in early 2014. The council is one of 125 organizations across the country selected to participate in this project, which focuses on the people, history and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world.

Bonnie Zare and Nichol Bondurant are discussion leaders.  Zare is a faculty member in the Gender and Women’s Studies program at the University of Wyoming. Much of her research focuses on India.  Bondurant teaches world literature at Laramie High School.

To register and borrow books, contact Kathy Marquis at 721-2580 x5438 or kmarquis@albanycountylibrary.org. 

Schedule:

February 13, 7 pm: book discussion, “Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood” by Marjane
Satrapi 

March 6, 7 pm: book discussion, “In the Country of Men” by Hisham Matar

March 27, 7 pm: book discussion, “House of Stone” by Anthony Shadid

April 17, 7 pm: book discussion, “Broken Verses” by Kamila Shamsie

April 23, 7 pm: Anne Marie Lane, AHC Toppan Rare Books Library, “Islamic Influences on European Bookmaking”

May 8, 7 pm: “Dreams of Trespass” by Fatima Mernissi