June 2017 e-Newsletter


Book of the Month

Gayer-Anderson
The Life and Afterlife of the Irish Pasha 

By Louise Foxcroft

A candid and charming biography of the renowned Orientalist, Egyptologist, poet, surgeon, soldier, psychic, and collector, based on his personal journals.

This book is a fascinating account of Gayer-Anderson’s strange and eclectic life in the final days of the British Empire: “Pum” Gayer-Anderson Pasha immersed himself in the Arab way of life, sailed the Nile, saw ghosts and witches, wrestled Turks and crocodiles, fought in Gallipoli, smoked opium, performed surgery in the desert, gathered and cared for artifacts and boys in his Cairene home, and survived an assassination attempt. “Egypt had possessed him,” writes prize-winning historian and author Louise Foxcroft in the closing paragraph of her book. Read more.

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Denys Johnson-Davies

In This Issue

Denys Johnson-Davies

The American University in Cairo Press notes with great sadness the passing of the leading and award-winning Arabic–English translator Denys Johnson-Davies, one month before his ninety-fifth birthday.

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The Dream

Book Of The Month

The Dream
A Diary of the Film

By Mohammad Malas
Introduced by Samirah Alkassim

A Syrian filmmaker’s haunting record of his time in Lebanon’s Palestinian refugee camps...

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Frankfurt Book Fair

Events


11 – 15 October
Frankfurt Book Fair
Frankfurt, Germany

11 December
The Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature Award Ceremony
AUC Tahrir Campus

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