February 2018 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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Cassandra Vivian

Author Cassandra Vivian donates rare Egypt collection to AUC

Thousands of her black-and-white photographs of Egypt spanning more than three decades, detailed travel notes of her keen exploration of the Western Desert from the 1970s, as well as archival notes and dispatches acquired from the British Army...

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Book Of The Month



Mummies, Monsters, and the Ship of Millions
By Leena Pekkalainen
Another hilarious adventure for children with Mr. Mummific, the mummy with attitude. Having described his death and long mummification process in his last book...

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Tahrir Book Fair

Events

3–8 March
Tahrir Book Fair

25–29 March
Spring Book Fair

10–12 April
The London Book Fair
Olympia, London

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