Book discussion focuses on Muslim veiling traditions

The Oklahoma City University discussion will center around Leila Ahmed's book, “Quiet Revolution.”
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: February 16, 2014
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The “Let's Talk About It” book discussion series continues at 7 p.m. Feb. 25 at Oklahoma City University's Walker Center, room 151, on Florida Avenue. near NW 26.

The discussion will center on “Quiet Revolution” by Leila Ahmed. The book traces the history of debates surrounding the Muslim tradition of veiling to efforts by European empires to justify the colonization of Muslim-majority societies and to unveiling movements led by Muslim reformers and feminists.

The five-part discussion series began last year. It ends on March 11 with a discussion of “The Butterfly Mosque” by G. Willow Wilson.

To participate, call Harbour Winn, director of OCU's Center for Interpersonal Learning Through Film and Literature, at 208-5473, email him at hwinn@okcu.edu or stop by the university's Dulaney-Browne Library, room 211 or 207.