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MDIA Professor Steve Howard's book Modern Muslims: a Sudan Memoir was recently used as inspiration for University of Iowa alumna Margot Connolly's play entitled “My Daughters are My Writings." On Friday, February 15th, the University of Iowa African Studies Program and the Office of Outreach and Engagement will present a staged reading of the play. Four University of Iowa acting students are performing the work, directed by UI theatre graduate student and actor in the play, Britny Horton. After the reading, Professor Howard will give a talk titled “We Are Mahmoud: on the Path of the Prophet in Unsettled Times." The talk will cover the work of Mahmoud Mohamed Taha, a Muslim social reformer in Sudan, and the recruitment and organization of his followers, the “Republican Brotherhood,” before and after Sudan’s independence from Britain.
For more information about the reading, visit this event page.
For more on Professor Howard's book, visit this page.
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