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Islamic Books Reading Group. Book Discussion: Ibn Tufayl's Hayy Ibn Yaqzan

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
7:00-8:30 PM
Multi-purpose Room Museum of Art Map
Karla Mallette, director of the Islamic Studies Program and professor of Italian and Near Eastern Studies, will lead a discussion of the wonderful classic of Islamic thought, "Hayy Ibn Yaqzan." Written by the 12th-century Andalusian genius, Ibn Tufayl, the Hayy is a philosophical novel that examines the human condition through the eyes of a child as he is raised by a doe on a desert island.

This event is open to the public. Participants are encouraged to read the novel prior to the meeting. We will be reading the translation by Lenn Goodman (http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/I/bo25938805.html), published by Chicago University Press, which will be discounted (15% off) at Literati Bookstore in downtown Ann Arbor.
Building: Museum of Art
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Books, Literature, Middle East Studies, Muslim, Philosophy
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Islamic Studies Program , International Institute, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies

The Islamic Studies Program organizes a number of public events each year such as lectures, conferences, and films, many in collaboration with other U-M units. Please use our searchable events calendar for information about upcoming programs sponsored by ISP and the Interdisciplinary Islamic Studies Seminar (IISS).