The Durham Tech library has been awarded $3,000 in grant funding from the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies to expand its collections of Middle East-related materials; made possible by the Consortium’s Title VI funding.
The grant, locally administered by Shannon Hahn, enabled the library to add more than 100 new titles to its collections, including Arabic-English dictionaries like Oxford Essential Arabic Dictionary, classic novels like Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses and contemporary fiction like The Last Days of Café Leila by Donia Bijan. The collection also includes nonfiction works ranging from art and current issues to history and personal memoirs.
Additionally, grant funding was allocated to purchase 28 DVDs, including five documentaries, 23 feature films, and graphic novels including The Arab of the Future: A Childhood in the Middle East and The Arab of the Future 2. Travel and cookbooks also compliment the collection. All of these titles and more are available at the Durham Tech library. For more news and updates, follow the Durham Tech Library Blog.