March 2018 e-Newsletter


Book Reviews & Author News

 

‘Youssef Fadel’s re-imagination(s) of Moroccan testimonial literature’

Book review essay of Youssef Fadel, author of A Rare Blue Bird Flies with Me, translated by Jonathan Smolin (Hoopoe, 2016) and A Beautiful White Cat Walks with Me, translated by Alexander Elinson (Hoopoe, 2017)

The Journal of North African Studies, 22 August, Brahim El Guabli


‘The impossibility of a life in the in-betweens: The Diaries of Waghi Ghali

“Ghali’s struggles and insecurities feel terribly familiar, and it is oddly comforting to see them laid bare.”
Review of The Diaries of Waguih Ghali: An Egyptian in the Swinging Sixties: Volume 1: 1964-66 (AUC Press, 2016)
Mada Masr, 9 August 2017, Lara El Gibaly


‘Give the Jew a Muslim Burial’


“The result is an easy, calm narrative, witty but not sneering, elegant but not showy.”

Review of Menorahs and Minarets by Kamal Ruhayyim, translated by Sarah Enany (Hoopoe, 2017)
Wawa Book Review, 1 August, Tolu Akinwole



“…Insightful in assessing the context that drove the Oslo Accords and the maneuvers of the so-called “peace process.”

Review of The Oslo Accords: A Critical Assessment, edited Petter Bauck and Mohammed Omer (AUC Press, Pbk, 2016)
Arab Studies Quarterly 39.3, August


‘Face of Malibu: Dominique Navarro’

Interview with the author of the AUC Press Nature Foldouts and Ancient Egypt coloring book
The Malibu Times, 20 July
, Homaira Shifa Hamid


‘Five Cookbooks for an Authentic Taste of the Middle East’

The review includes Authentic Egyptian Cooking by Nehal Leheta 
(AUC Press, Flexibound, 2015)
BookWitty, 12 July, Kanzi Kamel



“This funny little pharaoh is the brainchild of Leena Pekkalainen.”
Book review of How I Became A Mummy (AUC Press, 2016)
Nile Magazine, June–July


‘A fascinating tale set in an Orwellian Cairo’
Book review of The Book of Safety by Yasser Abdel Hafez, translated by Robin Moger (Hoopoe, 2017)

Arab News, 23 June, Manal Shakir



‘Interior vistas off the beaten track’

Review of Cairo Inside Out by Trevor Naylor and Doriana Dimitrova (AUC Press, 2016)
The Jordan Times, 11 June, Sally Bland


‘Syrian novelist Khaled Khalifa tells the stories of a bleeding, beautiful country: ‘Writing is part of healing’
Interview with Khaled Khalifa, author of No Knives in the Kitchens of This City, translated by Leri Price (Hoopoe, 2016)
SYRIA: direct, 23 March, Sama Mohammed

 

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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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