A candid and charming biography of the renowned Orientalist, Egyptologist, poet, surgeon, soldier, psychic, and collector, based on his personal journals.
This book is a fascinating account of Gayer-Anderson’s strange and eclectic life in the final days of the British Empire: “Pum” Gayer-Anderson Pasha immersed himself in the Arab way of life, sailed the Nile, saw ghosts and witches, wrestled Turks and crocodiles, fought in Gallipoli, smoked opium, performed surgery in the desert, gathered and cared for artifacts and boys in his Cairene home, and survived an assassination attempt. “Egypt had possessed him,” writes prize-winning historian and author Louise Foxcroft in the closing paragraph of her book. Read more.
Egyptologist and AUC Press author Dr. Wafaa El Saddik was among the 10 Egyptian women congratulated for their exceptional achievements and exemplary contributions in a wide array of fields at last night’s ‘Women of Substance’ reception held at the India House in Cairo.
“Women are the pillar of any society and they have to prove themselves through competing with men,”...