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Muslim Studies Resources: Muslim Journeys

A guide to Muslim Studies resources available through the Michigan State University Libraries

2019-2020 Muslim Journeys

Co-sponsored by the Islamic Society of Greater Lansing, LATTICE (Linking All Types of Teachers to International Cross-Cultural Education), Truth Racial Healing & Transformation of Metro Lansing, MSU Comics Forum, and Identity Formation in Global Contexts—An MSU Faculty Learning Community.

Join us for an all-new Muslim Journeys scholar-led book (and film) discussion series! We will have one session in November 2019 and more to come in 2020. The events include a short lecture from a scholar and small group discussions of the book or film led by graduate students. Participants are encouraged to read the book ahead of time. However, the November 12th film discussion program will include a screening of Meherjaan as part of the 6pm event. Free and open to the public! Books will be available from MelCat free interlibrary loan, and on Reserve for 2-hour loan at MSU Main Library Patron Services desk, and can be purchased at a 20% discount from Everybody Reads in Lansing and Schuler's in Okemos.

Autobiography & Memoir

The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley

The Bosnia List
by Kenan Trebincevic with Susan Shapiro

The Butterfly Mosque by G. Willow Wilson

House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East by Anthony Shadid

Istanbul: Memories and the City by Orhan Pamuk

Comics & Graphic Novels

The Arab of the Future: A Graphic Memoir: A Childhood in the Middle East (1978-1984) by Riad Sattouf

Green Lanterns: Vol. 1 Rage Planet (Rebirth) DC Comics

Ms. Marvel: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson

Persepolis: The Story of A Childhood by Marjane Satrapi

History & Politics

American Islamophobia: Understanding the Roots and Rise of Fear by Khaled A. Beydoun

Meherjaan (film directed by Rubaiyat Hossain)

This Muslim American Life: Dispatches from the War on Terror by Moustafa Bayoumi

Prince Among Slaves (film directed, produced and written by Andrea Kalin; based on the book by Terry Alford)

Thomas Jefferson’s Qur’an: Islam and the Founders by Denise A. Spellberg

Religion

The Art of Hajj by Venetia Porter

The Children of Abraham: Judaism, Christianity, Islam by F.E. Peters

Muhammad: A Very Short Introduction by Jonathan A. C. Brown

The Story of the Qur’an: Its History and Place in Muslim Life by Ingrid Mattson

from the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf: "Pathways of Faith" theme

Acknowledgements

Bridging Cultures Muslim Journeys was a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
X: A Novel was a Great Michigan Read from the Michigan Humanities Council.

Community partners have included: The Islamic Society of Greater Lansing, The East Lansing Interfaith Clergy Association, Truth Racial Healing and Transformation of Metro Lansing, Capital Area District Libraries, East Lansing Public Library, LATTICE (Linking All Types of Teachers to International Cross-Cultural Education).

Poetry

E-mails from Scheherazad by Mohja Kahf

A Rumi Anthology edited and translated by Reynold A. Nicholson  

Historical Fiction

A Golden Age by Tahmima Anam

The Moor’s Account by Laila Lalami

Young Adult Fiction

Does My Head Look Big in This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah

X:  A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz with Kekla Magoon Final-GMIR-logo-lrg

Librarian

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Deborah Margolis
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