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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The African and Middle Eastern Division and
The Poetry and Literature Center of the
Library of Congress
in partnership with
The Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa
present

"Conversations with African Poets and Writers"
featuring

Chinelo Okparanta
image: Chinelo Okparanta

Nigerian-American writer Chinelo Okparanta will read selections from her work and participate in a moderated discussion with Angel Batiste, Area Specialist in the African and Middle Eastern Division.

Free and Open to the Public

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM
The African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room
LJ-220 Thomas Jefferson Building
10 First St. SE
Washington, DC 20540

For additional information contact:
Dr. Angel Batiste (202) 707- 1980

Please allow time to clear security
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362
 (Voice/TTY) or email Ada @ loc.gov
 



Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Divsion
The Library of Congress
In Celebration of National Women’s History Month
presents

The Mirror of the Text:
A Talk and Book-Display
about Jewish Women and Their Books through the Ages

Free and Open to the Public
A Display of Rare Books will follow the Talk

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
The African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room
Thomas Jefferson Building, LJ 220
10 First St. SE
Washington, DC 20540

For additional information contact:
Dr. Ann Brener (202) 707 - 4186

Please allow time to clear security
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362
 (Voice/TTY) or email Ada @ loc.gov
 



Past Events:
2015

 

Thursday, January 15, 2015
The Kluge Center and the African and Middle Eastern Division of The Library of Congress
presented “The Popularization of Islamic Mysticism in Medieval Egypt”
Kluge Fellow Nathan Hofer summarized his forthcoming book on Sufism (Islamic mysticism). Sufism came to extraordinary prominence in Egypt after the 12th century. By the middle of the 14th century, Sufism had become massively popular. How and why did this popularization happen? Hofer's book is the first to address this issue directly, surveying the social formation and histories of several different Sufi collectivities from this period. Hofer is an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Missouri.




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