The series is sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council (KHC), a nonprofit cultural organization, as part of its Talk About Literature in Kansas (TALK) program. KHC is furnishing the books and discussion leaders for the Augusta TALK series.
The first meeting is scheduled for Saturday, March 10, at 10:30 AM. Martha Ortiz Sanchez will lead a discussion of Distant View of a Minaret by Alifa Rifaat. Alifa Rifaat’s stories reveal the private longing and strength of Islamic women.
In this series, readers will meet individuals and families who are struggling to find and keep their faith in a changing world. The books do not analyze or argue for faith; they pose unpredictable questions and offer no simple answers. They permeate the minds and hearts of characters who live in worlds that are often unfamiliar to us. Yet they also bring us home to a greater understanding of what gives us faith, how that faith is tested and transformed, and what common fears, desires, and challenges link us in the human family.
The series continues with Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya on Saturday, April 14, Harp of Burma by Michio Takeyama on May 12.