March 28: Book discussion of ‘The Prophet’ led by Selma Naccach-Hoff

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MANCHESTER, NH – A book discussion of The Prophet by Khalil Gibran will take place March 28, 2019 at First Congregational Church, 508 Union St. The event is hosted by Interfaith Women of NH.

This seminal work by a 20th-century Lebanese author lifts a light to numerous world philosophies that have relevance in today’s world.  Copies of The Prophet are available through local libraries, bookstores, on-line order outlets and e-reading options.

Gibran frames his poetic work, the Prophet, as the story of Almustafa, a teacher who is leaving the town where he lived, taught and worked. Asked for parting words, Almustafa discloses ideas on all aspects of humanity.  Subjects include love and marriage, crime and punishment, work, joy, sorrow and more.  Readers are encouraged to reflect on life’s journey through Gibran’s rich poetry.

Selma Naccach-Hoff, English teacher and Department Head at Manchester High School Central, will introduce Gibran’s work and facilitate discussion of the reading to help participants navigate the essence of life through the universal ideas of this major world poet. Participants may expect to share related perspectives gleaned from  life experience, and/or simply enjoy listening to the thoughts of others about the poet’s work.

Doors open at 6:15 p.m. for this Interfaith Women of NH book discussion of the Prophet at First Congregational Church. The Program begins at 6:45 p.m.  Refreshments and social follow the discussion. Parking and handicap accessibility information may be found on the Church website.

RSVP to  or call 603-233-7760.  Free-will offering to a local charity.


Selma Naccach-Hoff, a Manchester English Department educator with more than 40 years of service at Manchester High School Central will facilitate a book discussion for Interfaith Women of NH on March 28,2019. The discussion will focus on “The Prophet”, a book of poetry authored by Lebanese-American Kalil Gibran. First published in 1923,“The Prophet” continues to be widely savored for its thoughtful presentation of universal and enduring themes. The mission of Interfaith Women of NH is to share religious beliefs, cultures and traditions among women of diverse faiths in order to develop understanding and friendship among us and within our community. Visit IWNH on line at:



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