Saturday, October 22 Falcon Family Weekend Book Discussion of The Kite Runner
Where: BTSU from 2:00-3:00 (meet in the Dimling Family Lounge on the third floor)
All are welcome!
Monday, April 3
Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner, will be making an appearance in the Toledo area as part of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library Authors! Authors! series. He will be speaking at 7:00 pm at the Stranahan Theater Great Hall. For ticket information, call 419-259-5266.
Three copies of The Kite Runner are on permanent Reserve in Jerome Library and may be borrowed for a three day checkout.
Adamec, Ludwig W. Historical Dictionary of Afghanistan. Lanham, MD : Scarecrow Press, 2003. (Main Reference, call number: ref DS356 .A27 2003 ).
Background Notes, Afghanistan. Washington, D.C. : U.S. Dept. of State, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of Public Communication, Editorial Division. (Main Ref Gov Docs, call number: gdoc S1.123:AF3/ 994)
Bankston III, Carl L., ed. World Conflicts : Asia and the Middle East. Pasadena, Calif. : Salem Press, 2003. 2 vols. (Main Reference, call number: ref UA832 .W67 2003).
Delury, George E. and Deborah A. Kaple, eds. World Encyclopedia of Political Systems and Parties. New York : Facts On File, 1999- . 3 vols. (Main Reference, call number: ref JF2011 .W67 1999)
Ember, Melvin and Carol R. Ember, eds. Countries and their Cultures. New York : Macmillan Reference USA, 2001. 4 vols. (Main Reference, call number: ref GN307 .C68 2001).
Official Website of Khaled Hosseini, Author of The Kite Runner
Afghanistan Unveiled, (61 minutes)
Filmed by the first ever team of women video journalists trained in Afghanistan, this rare and uncompromising film explores the effects of the Taliban's repressive rule and recent U.S. military campaign on Afghani women. None of the fourteen journalist trainees had ever traveled outside Kabul. Except for one, none had been able to study or pursue careers while the Taliban controlled their country.
A Tajik Woman,(20 minutes) A picture of an unknown Tajik woman found in a Russian book on Tajikistan encourages videomaker Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa to reflect on issues of exile and cultural conflict for Muslim women from Afghanistan and Iran living in the United States. Moving interviews with four women (including the director's mother) are interwoven with personal observations, images of the Tajik woman and fascinating footage of Iran and Muslim culture in the US. A Tajik Woman touches on many issues familiar to Muslim immigrants: war and revolution, loss of homeland and conflict with fundamentalist Islamic values. Sharing these stories begins a much-needed dialog for Muslim women
Cold War: Soldiers of God, (48 minutes)
The Shah, America's ally, falls in Iran. The Soviets invade Afghanistan and become embroiled in a Vietnam-type of war. American perceives the invasion as the action of an aggressive expansionsist power, and helps arm the Mujahedin rebels. (1998)
GLASTNOST FILM FESTIVAL: Homecoming (CUT 2) , (17 minutes) Veterans of the Soviet involvement in Afghanistan returned home from the battlefield with unresolved feelings about a demoralizing and unpopular war. (1987)
2005 CRE Summary
All incoming first year students!
All of BG eXperience, Chapman Learning Community, Honors
Select sections of English 110/111
Colleen Boff, First-Year Experience Librarian
Meredith Flynn, Chapman Learning Community and Theater