October 2017 e-Newsletter


Book Reviews & Author News

 

“Packed with information...”
Review of Divine Creatures by Salima Ikram (AUC Press, 2015) 

Birmingham Egyptology Journal 5: 24-26. 2017, Steven Gregory


“This book will send me on new adventures next time I am there”

Review of Cairo Inside Out by Trevor Naylor and Doriana Dimitrova (AUC Press, 2016) 

Arab Bankers Association, Andrew Cunningham, March 



“This is probably the best piece of literature I’ve had the chance to read in the last 6 or so months”
Review of No Knives in the Kitchens of this City by Khaled Khalifa (Hoopoe, 2016)
Menatomississipi Blog, Ashleen Williams, March 11


"A valuable reference to those studying symbols of national ideology as well as ones scavenging for minute bibliographical information on a great many twentieth-century Egyptian cultural movers.”

Review of Contesting Antiquity in Egypt: Archaeologies, Museums & the Struggle for Identities from World War I to Nasser by Donald Malcolm Reid 
(AUC Press, 2015)
Arab Studies Quarterly 39.1, Deniz Türker


The Anti-Cairo 

Reference to David Sims’s Egypt’s Desert Dreams: Development or Disaster? (AUC Press, 2015)

Places, Ursula Lindsey, March 



“A delightful affair”
Book review of Mrs. Naunakhte & Family: The Women of Ramesside Deir al-Medina by Koenraad Donker van Hee  (AUC Press, 2016)

Nicky van de Beek Blog, February 26



 

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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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