Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center Library
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The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center Library features a special collection of Arabic and English language books, periodicals and photographic works on the history, literature, politics and religion of The Sultanate of Oman. The range of resources covers art and architecture, law, Islamic Law, Ibadi Islam, Qur’anic studies, histories of Oman and Zanzibar, Arabic literature in the form of short stories and poetry, literary criticism as well as materials on science, education and libraries.
The collection features many publications not found elsewhere in the United States and includes a wide range of Omani government publications.
The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center Library accepts Inter-Library requests through outside institutions.
If you would like to request/or recommend a resource that would benifit our collection, please do not hesitate to email us.
Invitation to Join the SQCC Book Club!
The Current Reading:
About the Book:
Title: My Grandmother's Stories: Folk Tales from Dhofar
Author: Khadija bint Alawi Al-Dhahab
Translator: W. Scott Chahanovich
Availability: SQCC Library holdings and Ebook
The current reading features a collection of fifteen folk tales passed down orally from generation to generation in Oman. The author, who grew up in Oman's southern province of Dhofar, compiled and transcribed these stories about princesses, peasants, genies, and talking animals. These traditional folk tales give readers of all ages a unique glimpse into Dhofari life, customs, and values.
About the SQCC Book Club's First Meeting:
The SQCC Book Club will hold its first meeting on Wednesday, 4 December, 2019 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 in the SQCC Library located at 1100 16th Street, N.W., Washington D.C. 20036. The first meeting will include a guided group discussion of the selected stories: The Sly Fox, The Magic Ring, and The Prince and the Clever Maiden.
How Do I Join the SQCC Book Club? Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "SQCC Book Club" and we will keep you updated about upcoming readings and meetings.
How Do I Get the Book? Stop by the SQCC Library to pick up a copy of the book or send an email to email@example.com for a digital copy.
Experience Oman in Virtual Reality!
Take a free self-guided tour of the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Oman by visiting the SQCC Library. Immerse yourself into a 360° virtual environment and explore every inch of the second largest mosque in the world!
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