June 2017 e-Newsletter


Book of The Month

 

The Diaries of Waguih Ghali
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, was a libertine, sponger, and manic depressive, but also an extraordinary writer, a pacifist, and a savvy political commentator.  

This first volume also includes his reminiscences of his childhood in Alexandria and Cairo, drawing in bittersweet nostalgia a picture of a bygone era in Egypt, while in the background loom what would become milestone events in his adopted countries in subsequent decades.

 

 

 

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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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