March 2018 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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In the Spring Catalog

This Spring we are publishing a colorful new selection and variety of titles: they include the eagerly awaited third and final installment of Jason Thompson’s Wonderful Things, Zora O’Neill’s warm and witty travel account, All Strangers Are Kin: Adventures in Arabic and the Arab World, Humphrey Davies’s and Lesley Lababidi’s fascinating A Field Guide to the Street Names of Central Cairo, explaining what the capital’s street names commemorate and when they were first recorded, and Jihad of the Pen: The Sufi Literature of West Africa, which explores the intellectual writings of some of that region’s most influential Muslim spiritual thinkers.

Click here to browse the complete Spring 2018 catalog.

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Aristocrats and Archaeologists book cover

Book Of The Month

Aristocrats and Archaeologists
An Edwardian Journey on the Nile

By Toby Wilkinson and Julian Platt
A collection of letters in a small painted box passed down through three generations of a London family is the starting point for a vivid account of a three-month journey up and down the Nile in a bygone age.

The letters, like a time capsule, bring to life a lost world of Edwardian travel and social mores, of Egypt on the brink of the modern age, of the great figures of Egyptology, of aristocrats and archaeologists.

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London Book Fair

Events

10–12 April
The London Book Fair
Olympia, London

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