March 2018 e-Newsletter
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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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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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Book Reviews & Author News

"Poignant and humorous prose"
Book review of Gaza Weddings by Ibrahim Nasrallah, translated by Nancy Roberts (Hoopoe, 2017)
World Literature Today, Erik Noonan, March issue

"To be a writer you have to be against the state": Youssef Fadel illuminates Morocco’s past and present The New Yorker speaks to the author of A Rare Blue Bird Flies with Me (Hoopoe, 2016) and A Beautiful White Cat Walks with Me (Hoopoe, 2016)
Nicolas Niarchos, February 28

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London Book Fair


10–12 April
The London Book Fair
Olympia, London

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AUC Press Books

Inside the Bookstores

This month the Reading Corner puts the spotlight on books about women and by women, be it Cleopatra, the tempestuous and ambitious queen of the Nile, Emma, Jane Austen’s precocious epic female character, Shereen El Feki’s look into the sexual history of the Arab region, or the bold and outspoken voice of Turkish novelist Elif Shafak. All these books are currently available in AUC Bookstores.

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Mohamed Rabie

The Interview


Last week Mohammad Rabie, author of Otared, the grisly IPAF-shortlisted dystopian novel, translated and published by Hoopoe (2016), participated in two discussions and a master class at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature in Dubai.

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