October 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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Neil Hewison

In This Issue

“To take on such an enterprise—to create a canon of modern Arabic literature in English translation where there was none—anyone would need a great deal of enthusiasm, curiosity, and persistence. But Neil brought more than that, he brought an openhearted kindness as well.—Marcia Lynx Qualey, freelance cultural journalist andArabic Literature in English blogger.”

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Marcus Simaika

Book Of The Month

Marcus Simaika
Father of Coptic Archaeology
By Samir Simaika and Nevine Henein
Introduction by Donald M. Reid

Marcus Pasha Simaika (1864–1944) was born to a prominent Coptic family on the eve of the inauguration of the Suez Canal and the British occupation of Egypt...

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Rose's Cairo Book Club

Events


4 November
Rose's Cairo Book Club hosted by AUC Bookstores Riham Adlyof Embrace on Brooklyn Bridge (Hoopoe, 2017)
A novel by Ezzedine C. Fishere, translated by John Peate
AUC Tahrir Bookstore
AUC Tahrir Campus
2:00pm

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