March 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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The Diaries of Waguih Ghali Book Cover

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Cairo Inside Out
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...

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