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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 (, 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 Global Islamic Studies Center, International Institute, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies

The Global Islamic Studies Center 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 GISC and the Interdisciplinary Islamic Studies Seminar (IISS).