'A Quiet Revolution' Book Discussion

Muslim Journeys



A Quiet Revolution

May 29, 12-1 pm, Oregon Room, Barber Library

Muslim Journeys’ Bookshelf Initiative: A Quiet Revolution: The Veil's Resurgence, from the Middle East to America by Leila Ahmed. Discussion facilitated by Amy Harper, COCC Faculty.

In Cairo in the 1940s, Leila Ahmed was raised by a generation of women who never dressed in the veils and headscarves their mothers and grandmothers had worn. To them, these coverings seemed irrelevant to both modern life and Islamic piety. Today, however, the majority of Muslim women throughout the Islamic world again wear the veil. Why, Ahmed asks, did this change take root so swiftly, and what does this shift mean for women, Islam, and the West?

Pre-register for the discussion at the Library Circulation Desk to receive one of 8 free copies of the book. You can also borrow a copy of the book from the Barber Library, the Deschutes Public Library, the Multicultural Activities Center (in the Campus Center), or request a copy from another Summit Library