To celebrate, the CTS is launching an anthology of essays built around lectures delivered at the center over the past ten years, titled In the Shoes of the Other: Interdisciplinary Essays in Translation Studies from Cairo, edited by Samia Mehrez.
Other bookshops offering summer discounts include Alef Bookstores and El Kotob Khan. And if you're World Cup-obsessed, don't forget that there are lots of great books about kora: I saw Nick Hornby's Fever Pitch at Alef, and I'm sure it's elsewhere as well. You can also read Mohamed al-Bisatie's Drumbeat to raise the level of … Continue reading AUC Press Also Offers Big Summer Sale, Celebration (in Cairo)
Dr. Samia Mehrez last night signed copies of her (sorry, not her) Literary Atlas of Cairo, the first of a two-volume project that maps Cairo through its literature, providing "a literary topography of the sociocultural, political, and urban history of the city by bringing together some one hundred works by Egyptian and Arab writers who … Continue reading ‘This Is Not My Book’
Samia Mehrez's 2008 work of literary criticism, Egypt's Culture Wars, has finally made it to print in Egypt (AUC Press, March 2010). This week, Youssef Rakha takes the opportunity to comment in Al Ahram Weekly. Rakha begins his critique with a charming exaggeration: Recently, in an otherwise casual conversation, a writer friend remarked that the … Continue reading Youssef Rakha Takes On Samia Mehrez’s /Egypt’s Culture Wars/