The Durham Tech Library was recently awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities grant called Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys.
The grant provides our library with more than 25 books and videos about Muslim culture, history, literature, and faith. Visit the Durham Tech events calendar for details about programs, films, and book discussions related to Muslim culture and faith that will occur throughout the year.
Please see the muslimjourneysposter for more information about campus events.
Use the online catalog to locate these materials in the library.
- Minaret by Leila Aboulela
- A Quiet Revolution by Leila Ahmed
- The Conference of the Birds by Farid al-Din Attar, translated by Dick Davis and Afkham Darbandi
- The House of Wisdom: How Arabic Science Saved Ancient Knowledge and Gave Us the Renaissance by Jim Al-Khalili
- Prince Among Slaves by Terry Alford
- Islamic Arts by Jonathan Bloom and Sheila Blair
- Muhammad: A Very Short Introduction by Jonathan A. C. Brown
- The Columbia Sourcebook of Muslims in the United States, edited by Edward E. Curtis IV
- In an Antique Land by Amitav Ghosh
- When Asia Was the World: Traveling Merchants, Scholars, Warriors, and Monks Who Created the “Riches of the East” by Stewart Gordon
- Leo Africanus by Amin Maalouf, translated by Peter Sluglett
- The Arabian Nights (anonymous), edited by Muhsin Mahdi, translated by Husain Haddawy
- In the Country of Men by Hisham Matar
- The Story of the Qur’an: Its History and Place in Muslim Life by Ingrid Mattson
- The Ornament of the World by Maria Rosa Menocal
- Dreams of Trespass by Fatima Mernissi
- Rumi: Poet and Mystic, edited and translated by Reynold A. Nicholson
- Snow by Orhan Pamuk, translated by Maureen Freely
- Acts of Faith by Eboo Patel
- The Children of Abraham: Judaism, Christianity, Islam by F. E. Peters
- The Art of Hajj by Venetia Porter
- House of Stone by Anthony Shadid
- Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi
- Broken Verses by Kamila Shamsie
- The Butterfly Mosque: A Young American Woman’s Journey to Love and Islam by G. Willow Wilson
- Prince Among Slaves
- Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World
- Koran by Heart
The Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys is a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities, conducted in cooperation with the American Library Association. Support was provided by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. Additional support for the arts and media components was provided by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.