Minarets in the Mountains: A Journey Into Muslim Europe by Tharik Hussain
Yunus Emre Institute in London is delighted to host the book signing and talk of Minarets in the Mountains: A Journey Into Muslim Europe on Thursday 11th November 2021 at 7 pm. The event will start with a talk by the author and the 2021 Baillie Gifford Prize Nominee, Tharik Hussain and will be followed by a book signing.
This event is jointly organised by Yunus Emre Insititute in London, London Central Mosque and Everyday Muslim.
About the Book:
Minarets in the Mountains: A Journey Into Muslim Europe is a travel account written by writer and documentary-maker Tharik Hussain as he sets off with his wife and young daughters around the Western Balkans, home to the largest indigenous Muslim population in Europe.
This is a magical, eye-opening account of a journey into a Europe that rarely makes the news and is in danger of being erased altogether – a Muslim Europe. This book is the first non-fiction account by a Muslim writer on this subject and explores the historical roots of the current tide of Islamophobia.
Following in the footsteps of renowned Ottoman traveller Evliya Celebi, they remind us that Europe is a region where Islam has shaped places and people for more than half a millennium is as Muslim as it is Christian, Jewish or pagan.
Date: Thursday 11 November 2021
Time: 7 pm
Venue: 10 Maple Street, London, W1T 5HA
Admission is FREE but registration*** is ESSENTIAL via Eventbrite.
About the Author:
Tharik Hussain’s latest book, Minarets in the Mountains: A Journey Into Muslim Europe, was longlisted for 2021 Baillie Gifford Prize, the UK’s most prestigious non-fiction prize.
Alongside his best-selling book, Minarets in the Mountains, Hussain is the author of several travel guides for Lonely Planet, including Saudi Arabia (shortlisted for the 2020 Travel Media Awards), Bahrain and Thailand. He has also written about encountering Muslim cultures and their heritage across the globe for various media publications. Hussain’s work often serves to counter popular religious and cultural narratives and in July 2019, he created Britain’s first Muslim heritage trails, in Surrey, England; in 2017 he was named one of the UK’s most inspiring British Bangladeshis and in 2016 his BBC World Service radio documentary, America’s Mosques; a story of integration, won Best Religious Program at the New York Festivals World’s Best Radio Programs Awards.
Tharik is a Fellow of the Centre of Religion and Heritage at the University of Groningen, an advisor to the Institute of Islamic Art Thailand and has an MA in Islamic Studies. He possesses two decades of experience in media and education, and is a leading consultant on global Muslim culture and travel.
***Sadly not everyone, registered for the event, uses their tickets, so all tickets for our talks must be over-issue by a percentage to compensate for these ‘no-shows’ to ensure a full audience. Due to this entrance is subject to webinar capacity & served on a first-come, first-served basis. This registration/e-Ticket does not guarantee entrance. Thanks for your understanding.