A Cultural Odyssey through Cairo

A Cultural Odyssey Through Cairo

Nestled along the banks of the Nile, Cairo is a city where ancient history merges with modernity. Its bustling streets, vibrant markets, and iconic landmarks have captivated travelers, historians, and writers for centuries.

Join AUC Press on a literary journey through the heart of Cairo with this curated collection of books, inviting readers to discover Cairo’s rich heritage. 

From historical stories to thought-provoking cultural insights, complemented by illustrative photography, this collection serves as a guide to Cairo’s diverse culture, history, and people.

Cairo Modern

Naguib Mahfouz, William M. Hutchins

The Open Door

Latifa al-Zayyat, Marilyn Booth

Cairo Illustrated

Michael Haag

Cairo since 1900

Mohamed Elshahed, Mercedes Volait

Cigarette Number Seven

Donia Kamal, Nariman Youssef

A Cairo Anthology

Deborah Manley

Cairo Modern

Naguib Mahfouz, William M. Hutchins


Mohammad Rabie, Robin Moger

The Magnificent Conman of Cairo

Adel Kamel, Naguib Mahfouz, Waleed Almusharaf

Cairo Cosmopolitan

Diane Singerman, Paul Amar

Historic Cairo

Jim Antoniou

Cairo Inside Out

Trevor Naylor, Doriana Dimitrova

Caliph of Cairo

Paul E. Walker

The Last Hammams of Cairo

Pascal Meunier, May Telmissany, Eve Gandossi

Islamic Cairo in Maps

Yasser M. Ayad

The Illustrated Guide to the Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo

Bernard O’Kane, Mohamed Abbas, Iman Abdulfattah

Islamic Monuments in Cairo

Caroline Williams

Cairo's Street Stories

Lesley Lababidi

Ottoman Cairo

Chahinda Karim, Menna El Mahy


Annalise J.K. DeVries

Cairo Securitized

Paul Amar, Deen Sharp, Noura Wahby

Cairo's Ultras

Ronnie Close


Claire E. Francy

The History and Religious Heritage of Old Cairo

Carolyn Ludwig, Morris Jackson, Gawdat Gabra, Gertrud J.M. van Loon, Tarek Swelim, Stefan Reif, Sherif Sonbol

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