April 2017 e-Newsletter

Book Reviews & Author News

Best of 2016 Fiction
Khaled Khalifa’s No Knives in the Kitchens of This City (Hoopoe, 2016) is among Powell’s favorite new fiction titles
PowellsBooks.Blog, 16 December 2016

“The sights, smells and horror of living in Aleppo come pounding to life in this book”

Book review of Khaled Khalifa’s No Knives in the Kitchens of This City (Hoopoe, 2016)
The New York Times, 14 December 2016

New Insights into the Arab World: 2016 Books
Al-Fanar Media recommends Khaled Khalifa’s No Knives in the Kitchens of This City (Hoopoe, 2016) as part of their year-end list of 2016 books
Al-Fanar Media, Ursula Lindsey, 12 December 2016

“DiMeo is a masterful literary critic” writes Sally Bland in her book review of Committed to Disillusion: Activist Writers in Egypt from the 1950s to the 1980s (AUC Press, 2016)
Jordan Times, 4 December 2016

“The second installment of Jason Thompson’s Wonderful Things is just as wonderful as the first”
Book review of Wonderful Things: A History of Egyptology: 2: The Golden Age: 1881–1914 by Jason Thompson (AUC Press, 2015)
HARN, 2 December 2016

“That Sheehan was obliged to operate on an essentially rescue-archaeology basis makes the long list of achievements documented in this book all the more remarkable,” writes John P. Cooper, in his review of Babylon of Egypt: The Archaeology of Old Cairo and the Origins of the City (Revised Edition) (AUC Press, 2015) 

International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, August 2016


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Wafaa El Saddik

Author Wins Award

Egyptologist and AUC Press author Dr. Wafaa El Saddik was among the 10 Egyptian women congratulated for their exceptional achievements and exemplary contributions in a wide array of fields at last night’s ‘Women of Substance’ reception held at the India House in Cairo.

“Women are the pillar of any society and they have to prove themselves through competing with men,”...

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The Open Door Book Cover

Book Of The Month

The Open Door
By Latifa al-Zayyat
Volume 1: 1964–66
Translated by Marilyn Booth

Published by Hoopoe, an imprint of AUC Press (2017)

The author, Latifa al-Zayyat (1923–96), struggled all her life to uphold just causes—national integrity...

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AUC Tahrir Book Fair


  • 5 - 8 April
    AUC Tahrir Book Fair
    AUC Tahrir Campus
    Valid photo ID required
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