Muslim Journeys: Leila Ahmed

Join us at the Central Library Nov. 14 at 6:30 when Harvard Divinity School Professor Leila Ahmed will take part in a discussion of her award-winning book, A Quiet Revolution: The Veil's Resurgence, from the Middle East to America, her exploration of the reasons that Muslim women are voluntarily adopting a garment traditionally seen as a tool of repression. The book discussion is the latest in our series of ALA/NEH-sponsored events, "Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys." Somerville Public Library has multiple copies of A Quiet Revolution available for checkout. Dr. Ahmed is the author of the 1999 memoir A Border Passage, an account of her upbringing in Cairo and life as an expatriate in the West, as well as the groundbreaking study, Women and Gender in Islam. Below is a clip of Dr. Ahmed discussing a Foreign Policy article on misogyny in the Arab world, "Why Do They Hate Us?"  with the author, Egyptian-American  journalist Mona Eltahawy, on The Melissa Harris Perry Show, April 28, 2012.

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