May 2017 e-Newsletter


Book of The Month

 

The Diaries of Waguih Ghali
An Egyptian Writer in the Swinging Sixties
Volume 1: 1964–66
Edited by May Hawas
Including an interview with Diana Athill

 

Waguih Ghali (1930?–69), author of the acclaimed novel Beer in the Snooker Club, was a libertine, sponger, and manic depressive, but also an extraordinary writer, a pacifist, and a savvy political commentator.  

This first volume also includes his reminiscences of his childhood in Alexandria and Cairo, drawing in bittersweet nostalgia a picture of a bygone era in Egypt, while in the background loom what would become milestone events in his adopted countries in subsequent decades.

 

 

 

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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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