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Tuesday Learning - Book Club
Tuesday Learning - Book Club

Tue, May 21


The Jamii Hub

Tuesday Learning - Book Club

Led by Eshe Mercer-James An exploration of the work of Hafez, a 14th century Persian poet.

Time & Location

May 21, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

The Jamii Hub, 264 The Esplanade, Toronto, ON M5A 4J6, Canada

About the Event

FREE | 16+

The 14th-century Persian lyric mystic poet Hafez has resonated with audiences from his time and place into our own. Reading him through the translations of late 19th century British writer, political officer, and archaeologist Gertrude Bell, offers a stepping stone on the journey from his roots to ours. With the poems "Arise, Oh Cup-Bearer" and "Singer, Sweet Singer," we will explore translation, transculturation, and the joy of living.

After you register, The Jamii Team will send you digital copies of the two poems that we will be focusing on during this session. If you need printed copies, stop by The Jamii Hub at 264 The Esplanade, between 9am and 5pm on weekdays to pick up a printed version.

If you would like to explore more of Hafez's work, Eshe recommends "The Gift" collection, which you can find at independent bookstore Queen Books. Mention that you are a Jamii Book Club participant to receive a 10% discount.

As part of the Tuesday Learning Workshop Series, the Book Club is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Toronto Arts Council, Metcalf Foundation, Rama Gaming House, and Charitable Gaming.

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