May 2017 e-Newsletter


Book of The Month

 

The Open Door
By Latifa al-Zayyat
Translated by Marilyn Booth

Published by Hoopoe, an imprint of AUC Press (2017)

The author, Latifa al-Zayyat (1923–96), struggled all her life to uphold just causes—national integrity, the welfare of the poor, human rights, freedom of expression, and the rejection of all forms of imperialist hegemony.

This novel is a landmark in women's writing set during the struggle for Egyptian independence. February 1946: Cairo is engulfed by demonstrations against the British. Layla’s older brother Mahmud returns, wounded in the clashes, and the events of that fateful day mark a turning point in her life, an awakening to the world around her.

"Absorbing . . . Superbly translated . . . Arguably the best modern [Egyptian] novel not written by Nobel laureate Mahfouz."—Kirkus Reviews
 

 

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Protecting Pharaoh's Treasures Book Cover

Book Of The Month

Protecting Pharaoh's Treasures
My Life in Egyptology


By Wafaa El Saddik
With Rüdiger Heimlich
Translated by Russell Stockman

This is an incisive memoir of the first woman to become general director of Cairo's Egyptian Museum...

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AUC Tahrir Book Fair

Events

Mad May!
May is not only about Spring and flowers. Think books! Think promotions!

Throughout this month, four Diwan Bookstore branches—Zamalek, Heliopolis, Maadi, and 6th of October—will be offering AUC Press titles at very competitive prices.

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