AUC Press & Hoopoe authors and books in the news



[It is] a celebration of culinary traditions, yet suited to modern-day meal plans. . . something for every meal planner yearning for a Middle Eastern treat.”—The National, Nourhan Tewfik, July 6

Review of Bilhana: Wholefood Recipes From Egypt, Lebanon and Morocco by Yasmine and Shewekar Elgharably, with photographs by Yehia El Alaily (AUC Press, 2021)

“The book is a captivating read, written in a very fluent manner. It conveys a strong sense of ongoing work, full of observations, anecdotes and ideas, moving very freely between different registers and topics.”—Suomen Antropologi | volume 45 issue 3 Autumn (Journal of the Finnish Anthropological Society)
Review of Samuli Schielke’s Migrant Dreams: Egyptian Workers in the Gulf States (AUC Press, 2020)

“In a brilliantly spun tale that entangles itself in suspicion and fatal mistakes, El-Ashmawics characters move from one ill-fated scheme to another, playing with politics and powerful people.”—Arab News, Manal Shakir, June 28
Review of The Lady of Zamalek by Ashraf El-Ashmawi, translated by Peter Daniel (Hoopoe, 2021)

Making Film in Egypt is an important contribution to Middle East film and media studies and media anthropology.”—Borderlines, Claire Cooley, June 21

Interview with Alexander Kitroeff, author of The Greeks and the Making of Modern Egypt (AUC Press, 2019)

“I think the craft still has a future.”
Mention of Seif El Rashidi, co-author with Sam Bowker, of The Tentmakers of Cairo: Egypt’s Medieval and Modern Appliqué Craft (AUC Press, 2018)

“[E]xtraordinarily vivid prose. . . . Human misery permeates the novel, but that doesn’t keep one from frantically turning the pages to follow the compelling story of Hawwa—an extremely memorable character.”—Jordan Times, Sally Bland, June 13
Review of Velvetby Huzama Habayeb, translated by Kay Heikkinen (Hoopoe, 2019)

“Bilhana sums up the Egyptian love of food and gathering to eat, of sharing meals with family and friends.”—Egypt Today Magazine, June 13
Review of Bilhana: Wholefood Recipes from Egypt, Lebanon, and Morocco by Yasmine Elgharably and Shewekar Elgharably, photographs by Yehia El-Alaily (AUC Press, 2021)

“A seminal and impressively informative study that is unreservedly recommended for Contemporary Egyptian Art & Culture collections”—Midwest Book Review, June
Caroline Seymour-Jorn(AUC Press, 2021)

“[Aidan] Dodson goes beyond prior scholarship by meticulously chronicling her life and offering up new theories about her origins and significance.”—AramcoWorld, May / June
Review of Nefertiti, Queen and Pharaoh of Egypt: Her Life and Afterlife by Aidan Dodson (AUC Press, 2020)

“It’s an invitation into his mind, with even the shortest instances of experience and thought recorded. [Gamal] al-Ghitani masterfully weaves his life’s vignettes together with a dream-like quality, making the memoir a pleasure to be swept up in.”—AramcoWorld, May / June
Review of Gamal al-Ghitani’s Traces: A Memoir, translated by Nader K. Uthman (AUC Press, 2020)