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MACFEST2021:19th Century French Converts to Islam

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Date(s) - 01/31/2021
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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MACFEST - Muslim Arts and Culture Festival.


Date And Time: Sun, 31 January 2021 05:00 – 06:00 CST

Safiya Florence Ascoli-Ball, a French British Muslim convert looks at the lives of three prominent converts in France in the late 19th – early 20th century, such as the adventurer Isabelle Eberhardt, the first Muslim member of the French Parliament, Dr Philippe Grenier and the painter Etienne Dinet; their motivations, struggles and their place in a country and a time where religions were being deliberately pushed out of the public space.

Moderated by: Karen Shannon FRSA, Chief Executive of Manchester Histories & Honorary Research Fellow, University of Manchester.

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