"So if we have a character that says “so” — which is one of Mobarak’s least favorite words because we do not have many monosyllabic words in Arabic ending in “o” — we cannot use its Arabic equivalent ثم, which necessitates closed lips."
The American University in Cairo has decided to shut down its Center for Translation Studies (CTS), director Samia Mehrez announced Sunday.
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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading Youssef Rakha Takes On Samia Mehrez’s /Egypt’s Culture Wars/