Coming: Launch of Translation-series Collection ‘In the Shoes of the Other’

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.

AUC Press Also Offers Big Summer Sale, Celebration (in Cairo)

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)

Youssef Rakha Takes On Samia Mehrez’s /Egypt’s Culture Wars/

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/