Reviewed & Recommended
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1w ago
Dust: Egypt’s Forgotten Architecture by Xenia Nikolskaya (AUC Press, 2022). “Shot in natural light, empty and devoid of people, her images capture the almost eerie desolation. . . . What attracts us in the photos is the tension between the beautiful and the broken, where the passage of time becomes visible; and the patina, which gives man-made things an air of the organic.”—Dixikon The Coptic Papacy in Islamic Egypt, 641–1517 The Popes of Egypt, Volume 2  by Mark N. Swanson (AUC Press, 2022). “The Coptic Papacy in Islamic Egypt is a masterfully written book and a fresh, delightful ..read more
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Summer Book Reads and Arabic Language Learning
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by skenawy
1w ago
Explore the tips and tricks of learning Egyptian Colloquial Arabic (ECA) this summer, and enjoy the excitement of acquiring or improving a language. The following books support learning ECA and creating connections with Egyptian culture.  Blowing on Yogurt and Other Egyptian Arabic Expressions: Illi in Fifty Idioms by Mona Kamel Hassan and Nagwa Kassabgy, illustrated by Noha Elfarouk, is your ticket to exploring Egyptian culture. Within its pages, you’ll discover a wealth of insights into Egyptian life, from colorful colloquialisms to insightful proverbs.  Here is a glimpse into ..read more
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The Commemoration of Modern Egypt’s National Day
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1w ago
The 23rd of July, commemorates the anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution of 1952, marking the establishment of the modern republic of Egypt and the end of monarchical rule. This date is pivotal in Egypt’s contemporary history and is celebrated as the largest secular public holiday, known as Egypt’s National Day. To explore more about this significant era, AUC Press offers a selection of books that explore various aspects of Egyptian history from that time. Whether your interest lies in non-fiction or fiction, you will find books that suit your preferences. Looking back at the post-1952 per ..read more
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Reviewed and Recommended
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by skenawy
1M ago
A Surgeon and a Maverick: The Life and Pioneering Work of Magdi Yacoub by Simon Pearson and Fiona Gorman (AUC Press, 2023). On the occasion of World Transplant Day, 6 June 2024, Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals created this video ‘Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub on the 39th Anniversary of First Combined Heart and Lung Transplant in the UK’   Mapping My Return: A Palestinian Memoir by Salman Abu Sitta (AUC Press, 2016) Afikra’s podcast “This Is Not a Watermelon: Palestinian History & Culture” broadcast an episode entitled “A Realistic Plan of Return for Palestinians to T ..read more
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Books and Movies for Summer
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by skenawy
1M ago
A Nose and Three Eyes, Hoopoe’s latest release, finds itself in the spotlight in 2024. The classic novel by Ihsan Abdel Kouddous was translated from the Arabic by Jonathan Smolin and, with a foreword by Hanan al-Shaykh, was published in a new edition by Hoopoe in June 2024. Reimagined for a 2024 audience, the novel has also made its way to the silver screen in a new rendition of the 1972 film, bearing the same name, featuring a stellar cast of Egyptian celebrities. The original 1972 film can be viewed here, and the 2024 film can be streamed online on Yango Play. The new film has been well re ..read more
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Stress-Free Cooking for Your Retreat
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by skenawy
1M ago
When planning to celebrate with family and friends, hosting dinners at home, or pondering what culinary delights to prepare for your vacation getaway, AUC Press’ cookbooks can help. Conveniently sized to fit into your luggage, they feature delicious and straightforward recipes for cooks of all levels to enjoy. Egyptian Flavors: 50 Recipes by Dyna Eldaief (AUC Press, 2021) An unintimidating, accessible cookbook filled with delicious home-cooking easy-to-follow recipes. The book includes recipes for dips, starters, soups, vegetables and grains, meat, poultry, fish, and sweet delights ..read more
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Summer is the Time for Good Books
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by skenawy
1M ago
As summer vacations approach, add these absorbing reads from AUC Press to your ‘Summer 2024’ reading list. Whether you’re escaping to the beach or unwinding at home, you’ll find fantasy, magical realism, memoirs, Egyptology titles, and more to suit your taste. Our selections include award-winning novels and great stories that will carry you into the wondrous worlds of the Middle East. [supapress] The post Summer is the Time for Good Books appeared first on The American University in Cairo Press ..read more
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“Find something that you love and hold on to it while staying unique.”
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by skenawy
1M ago
On the occasion of the release of My Life in Jewelry: A Memoir by Azza Fahmy, AUC Press spoke with the author. In this exclusive Q&A, Azza Fahmy offers a window into her journey as an entrepreneur and the inspirations behind her internationally renowned jewelry brand, giving readers a glimpse of the stories within her memoir. What inspired you to write your autobiography? Can you share some insights and what surprised you the most about the experience? I wrote my autobiography as a life experience from which young generations can learn and realize that achievement doesn’t come easily—it ..read more
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“I discovered an entirely new side to the fiction, an aspect that had been completely lost”
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by skenawy
1M ago
On the occasion of the publication of A Nose and Three Eyes by Ihsan Abdel Kouddous, a giant of Egyptian literature and culture, AUC Press spoke with translator Jonathan Smolin, the Jane and Raphael Bernstein Professor in Asian Studies at Dartmouth College, and asked him to reflect on the context and process of bringing this monumental work of fiction to English-language readers almost 60 years after it was first published in Arabic. Could you tell us a bit more about your research of Abdel Kouddous’ life and how it affected your translation of A Nose and Three Eyes? I began researching ..read more
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Rania Hanna and The Jinn Daughter, on Tour across the US.
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by skenawy
2M ago
Rania Hanna, author of the debut novel The Jinn Daughter, is touring various cities in the United States, engaging audiences with talks and book signings, unveiling the secrets of her fantasy world, and introducing the intriguing characters within her novel.  Let’s explore Rania’s tour: 7 April 2024: Launch Event at The End Bookstore, Allentown, Pennsylvania The tour began with a launch event at The End Bookstore in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Amid a crowd of eager readers, Rania introduced The Jinn Daughter, accompanied by Hannah Nicole Maehrer, author of the New York Times bestseller Assis ..read more
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