March 2018 e-Newsletter

Book Reviews & Author News

“Caridi gives the reader an in-depth look at a complex city and its daily dramas.”
Book review of Jerusalem without God: Portrait of a Cruel City by Paola Caridi (AUC Press, 2017)
Arab News, Lisa Kaaki, October 22

A journey in the face of death

Book review of No Road to Paradise by Hassan Daoud, translated by Marilyn Booth (Hoopoe, 2017)
Arab News, Manila Shakir, October 8

“What is a Copt?”

Book review of Marcus Simaika, Father of Coptic Archaeology by Samir Simaika and Nevine Henein (AUC Press, 2017)
Salamamoussa, Maged Atiya, October 8

“The Oslo Accords: A Critical Assessment
is insightful in assessing the context that drove the Oslo Accords and the maneuvers of the so-called “peace process.”

Book review of The Oslo Accords: A Critical Assessment, edited by Petter Bauck and Mohammed Omer, forewords by Desmond Tutu and Össur Skarphéðinsson (AUC Press, 2017 paperback edition)
Arab Studies Quarterly
39, No. 3, 2017




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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.

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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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