March 2018 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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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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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


10–12 April
The London Book Fair
Olympia, London

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