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Hammoudi to discuss Muslim pilgrimage, April 27

Abdellah Hammoudi, Princeton professor of anthropology, will discuss the Muslim pilgrimage or hajj in a lecture at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27, in 219 Burr Hall.

His talk, titled "Portrait of Pilgrimage: The Individual and the Collective," will be based on his most recent book, "A Season in Mecca: Narrative of a Pilgrimage."

The book was awarded second prize in the 2005 Lettre Ulysses Award for the Art of Reportage. According to the international jury for the award, the book "describes the strong, sensual impressions in Medina and Mecca, and impressively gives anthropological, historical, religious and social insights into Islam."

Hammoudi's talk is sponsored by the Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia and the Department of Anthropology.

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