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Cairo Stories by Allegra 'aleya' Pena Book Summary:

When you've decided enough is enough and it's time to go live your dreams (because your life fell apart). Ahhh... the beauty of life. Allegra 'Aleya' Pena is an American belly dancer who decided to pack it all up and move to Cairo, Egypt from Los Angeles, CA in 2008, just as the housing market was crashing and burning, and the recession was starting-to pursue her dream of belly dancing in the Middle East. At the age of 39, when most artists would never even think that was possible, she took the plunge and ended up in the mother land of belly dance. These are her stories from Facebook about arriving in Cairo, the madness she encountered living amongst 20+ million people, not speaking the language, her adventures, her trials, and literally getting caught up in the cross fire of a massive revolution that toppled president Hosni Mubarak. She never intended to write a book, but so many of her "friends" kept asking when the book was coming out. This book is dedicated to everyone who asked. These are her "Cairo Stories".

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Cairo Stories by Elma Anne-Marie Drosso Book Summary:

Essential reading for those with a love of this mysterious city.

Cairo's Street Stories

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Cairo's Street Stories by Lesley Lababidi Book Summary:

In 1872, Ismail Pasha, the khedive of Egypt, was the first to adopt the European custom of positioning heroic statues on public display as a symbolic message of the continuing authority of the ruling Muhammad Ali dynasty to which he belonged, but it was not until the early twentieth century and the determination of sculptor Mahmoud Mukhtar that such public art gained general acceptance, and today statues stand, ride, or sit in the streets, squares, and gardens of Cairo. Each sculpture adds a piece to the jigsaw of history spanning personalities and events that shaped the city and wider Egypt from 1805 to 1970, and here Cairo-based author Lesley Lababidi provides a unique perspective on Egyptian history through looking at more than thirty statues and monumental sculptures and the stories behind them. Between statues, she explores Cairo's growth and its multidimensional identity, as manifested in the development and changing use of city space over the centuries, and examines the relationship of Cairo's modern denizens with the landscapes, districts, palaces, archaeological sites, cafés, bridges, and gardens of their great and maddening city, the Mother of the World. Illustrated throughout with color photographs and archival pictures, Cairo's Street Stories presents a unique and lively view of the history that fashioned the city's streets and open spaces, and of the many and often unexpected uses to which its inventive inhabitants put them.

Arab Women Writers

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Arab Women Writers by Raḍwá ʻĀshūr,Ferial Jabouri Ghazoul,Hasna Reda-Mekdashi,Mandy McClure Book Summary:

Arab women's writing in the modern age began with 'A'isha al-Taymuriya, Warda al-Yaziji, Zaynab Fawwaz, and other nineteenth-century pioneers in Egypt and the Levant. This unique study-first published in Arabic in 2004-looks at the work of those pioneers and then traces the development of Arab women's literature through the end of the twentieth century, and also includes a meticulously researched, comprehensive bibliography of writing by Arab women. In the first section, in nine essays that cover the Arab Middle East from Morocco to Iraq and Syria to Yemen, critics and writers from the Arab world examine the origin and evolution of women's writing in each country in the region, addressing fiction, poetry, drama, and autobiographical writing. The second part of the volume contains bibliographical entries for over 1,200 Arab women writers from the last third of the nineteenth century through 1999. Each entry contains a short biography and a bibliography of each author's published works. This section also includes Arab women's writing in French and English, as well as a bibliography of works translated into English. With its broad scope and extensive research, this book is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in Arabic literature, women's studies, or comparative literature. Contributors: Emad Abu Ghazi, Radwa Ashour, Mohammed Berrada, Ferial J. Ghazoul, Subhi Hadidi, Haydar Ibrahim, Yumna al-'Id, Su'ad al-Mani', Iman al-Qadi, Amina Rachid, Huda al-Sadda, Hatim al-Sakr.

The Literary Atlas of Cairo

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The Literary Atlas of Cairo by Samia Mehrez Book Summary:

Unlike The Literary Atlas of Cairo, which focuses on the literary geopolitics of the cityscape, this companion volume immerses the reader in the complex network of socioeconomic and cultural lives in the city. The seven chapters first introduce the reader to representations of some of Cairo's prominent profiles, both political and cultural, and their impact on the city's literary geography, before presenting a spectrum of readings of the city by its multiethnic, multinational, and multilingual writers across class, gender, and generation. Daunting images of colonial school experiences and startling contrasts of postcolonial educational realities are revealed, while Cairo's moments of political participation and oppression are illustrated, as well as the space accorded to women within the city across history and class. The city's marginals are placed on its literary map, alongside representations of the relationship between writing and drugs, and the places, paraphernalia, and products of the drug world across class and time.

The Jewish Story Finder

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The Jewish Story Finder by Sharon Barcan Elswit Book Summary:

Storytelling, as oral tradition and in writing, has long played a central role in Jewish society. Family, educators, and clergy employ stories to transmit Jewish culture, traditions, and values. This comprehensive bibliography identifies 668 Jewish folktales by title and subject, summarizing plot lines for easy access to the right story for any occasion. Some centuries old and others freshly imagined, the tales include animal fables, supernatural yarns, and anecdotes for festivals and holidays. Themes include justice, community, cause and effect, and mitzvahs, or good deeds. This second edition nearly doubles the number of stories and expands the guide’s global reach, with new pieces from Turkey, Morocco, Libya, Tunisia, and Chile. Subject cross-references and a glossary complete the volume, a living tool for understanding the ever-evolving world of Jewish folklore.

The Book of Cairo

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The Book of Cairo by Ahmed Naji,Hassan Abdel Mawgoud,Eman Abdelrahim,Nael Eltoukhy,Areej Gamal,Hatem Hafez,Hend Ja'far,Nahla Karam,Mohamed Kheir,Mohamed Salah al-Azab Book Summary:

A corrupt police officer trawls the streets of Cairo on the most important assignment of his career: the answer to the truth of all existence… A young journalist struggles over the obituary of a nightclub dancer… A man slowly loses his mind in one of the city’s new desert developments.. There is a saying that, whoever you are, if you come to Cairo you will find a hundred people just like you. For over a thousand years, the city on the banks of the Nile has welcomed travellers from around the world. But in recent years Cairo has also been a stage for expressions of short-lived hope, political disappointments and a violent repression that can barely be written about. These ten short stories showcase some of the most exciting, emerging voices in Egypt, guiding us through one of the world’s largest and most historic cities as it is today – from its slums to its villas, its bars and its balconies, through its infamous traffic. Appearing in English for the first time, these stories evoke the sadness and loss of the modern city, as well as its humour and beauty. Translated by Adam Talib, Raphael Cohen, Basma Ghalayini, Thoraya El-Rayyes, Raph Cormack, Andrew Leber, Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp, Elisabeth Jaquette, Kareem James Abu-Zeid & Yasmine Seale.

Cairo+5

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Cairo+5 by Centre for Development and Population Activities Book Summary:

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Arabic Short Stories

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Arabic Short Stories by Denys Johnson-Davies,Roger M. A. Allen Book Summary:

Collects twenty-four short stories by Arabic authors such as Bahaa Taher, Alifa Rifaat, and Edward El-Kharrat, which explore such themes as prostitution, adultery, and arranged marriage.

The Libyan Short Story

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The Libyan Short Story by Ahmed Fagih Book Summary:

Ahmed Fagih, PhD. is a writer of international standing. His writings include the award winning trilogy Gardens of the night and a large body of novels, plays, short story collections, and essays. His dramas were performed in so many countries and his books widely read and translated. He found and chaired many institutions in his county and abroad among the posts he occupied the chairman of Arab Cultural Trust. The general secretary of union of writers and artists, the director of the national institute of drama and music. He directed and performed many plays for the theatre group he founded in Tripoli The New Theatre. He served as the head of his countries diplomatic missions in Athens and Bucharest. He is the chairman of the Mizda heritage society and was awarded the highest medal in his country The grand al-fatah medal.

Discovering Downtown Cairo

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Discovering Downtown Cairo by Mercedes Volait,Galila El Kadi Book Summary:

This scholarly guide about the tangible and intangible heritage of the 19th and 20th centuries district of Downtown Cairo presents a detailed survey of the plans and typologies of a great number of apartment buildings and links the flats with the memories and stories of their inhabitants, mapping the changes in the use of the space during time, and so giving precious hints to understand the changes in the Cairo society.The books contains around 45 building-sheets with technical and historical descriptions, organised in a chronological order so to give a panorama of the development of Downtown´s architecture. Short texts in-between will give insider glimpses on specific aspects, such us historical backgrounds, technical innovations, narratives of private spaces. The buildings will be connected through three thematic maps to navigate and discover Downtown: the Dolce vita tour includes cinemas, bars, cafes, the houses of the stars; the romantic trail shows buildings with elaborated stairs, interesting balconies, fascinating details; the puristic architecture trail contains buildings with clear lines.With contributions of: Mercedes Volait, Galila El Kadi, Vittoria Capresi, Barbara Pampe, Ralph Bodenstein, Lucie Ryzova, Mohamed Elshahed, Omar Nagati.

Cairo

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Cairo by Nezar AlSayyad Book Summary:

Nezar AlSayyad narrates the many Cairos that have existed through time, offering a panorama unmatched in temporal and geographic scope, through an in-depth examination of the city’s architecture and urban form. His narration illuminates how there can be “no one history of the city, but rather multiple, contested, and often invented histories.”

The Story of Cairo

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The Story of Cairo by Stanley Lane-Poole Book Summary:

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African Stories

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The Lamp of Umm Hashim and other stories

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The Lamp of Umm Hashim and other stories by Yabya Hakki,Yaḥyá Ḥaqqī Book Summary:

Together with such figures as the scholar Taha Hussein, the playwright Tawfik al-Hakim, the short story writer Mahmoud Teymour and--of course--Naguib Mahfouz, Yahya Hakki belongs to that distinguished band of early writers who, midway through the last century, under the influence of Western literature, began to practice genres of creative writing that were new to the traditions of classical Arabic. In the first story in this volume, the very short ''Story in the Form of a Petition, '' Yahya Hakki demonstrates his ease with gentle humor, a form rare in Arabic writing. In the following two stories, ''Mother of the Destitute'' and ''A Story from Prison, '' he describes with typical sympathy individuals who, less privileged than others, somehow manage to scrape through life's hardships. The latter story deals with the people of Upper Egypt, for whom the writer had a special understanding and affection. It is, however, for the title story (in fact, more of a novella) of this collection that the writer is best known. Recounting the difficulties faced by a young man who is sent to England to study medicine and who then returns to Egypt to pit his new ideals against tradition, ''The Lamp of Umm Hashim'' was the first of several works in Arabic to deal with the way in which an individual tries to come to terms with two divergent cultures.

Maga Stories

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Maga Stories by N.A Book Summary:

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Global Dreams

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Global Dreams by Anouk de Koning Book Summary:

At the start of the twenty-first century, Cairo's cityscape has acquired a spectacular global touch. Its luxurious five-star hotels, high-rise office buildings, immaculately clean malls, and swanky coffee shops serving café latte and caesar salad, along with the budding gated communities in the city's desert expanses, exemplify three decades of economic liberalization. In the surrounding social landscape, the gradual abrogation of the Nasser-era structures that provided many with low-cost goods and services is dearly felt. This new study examines Cairo's experience of economic liberalization in an era of globalization. It asks what happened to a postcolonial middle class that was once the carrier of national aspirations and dreams. It explores how young middle-class professionals navigate Cairo's increasingly divided landscape and discusses the rise of a young uppermiddle class presence in the work, leisure, and public spaces of the city.

ten again : and other stories

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ten again : and other stories by Ibrahim al-Mazini,ibrahim almazini Book Summary:

Ibrahim al-Mazini was one of the great humorists and stylists of twentieth-century Arabic prose literature. Like an Egyptian James Thurber, he captured the foibles and triumphs of Cairo's middle classes of the 1930s and 1940s in exceptionally stylish prose. This collection gathers in one volume some of al-Mazini's best short fiction, including two novellas: Midu and His Accomplices and Ten Again. Midu is an engaging, well-liked army officer who--assisted by almost every other character in the story--arranges a faux heist from his uncle's library in order to allow young love to run its course. In Ten Again, a man awakes to find that he has returned to childhood, on the day of his tenth birthday: his wife, who is being wooed by a most obnoxious suitor, is now his mother, and his two sons torment him mercilessly at his birthday party. In al-Mazini's skillful hands, the short stories included here illuminate a lively fictional world: from a drunken encounter with a parrot to an undertaker's attempt to provide a cadaver with a believer's contented smile. An unmarried woman dreams of her unborn daughter, who is impatient to be born; and a reclusive author who has chosen to disappear from Cairo's literary scene is tracked down--to his obvious disgust--by an intrepid researcher. Rich in insight, imagination, and humor, these stories are a splendid introduction to a major figure in the early generation of Egyptian writers.

30 Short Stories

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30 Short Stories by Ahmed Fagih Book Summary:

These are thirty of the finest short stories selected from the large out put of the master of the craft Dr Ahmed Fagih, to give some insight of the writer and his works.

The Short Stories of Yūsuf Idrīs

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The Short Stories of Yūsuf Idrīs by P. M. Kurpershoek Book Summary:

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Chambers's Journal

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Chambers's Journal by N.A Book Summary:

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Stories of an Unusual Life

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Stories of an Unusual Life by Robert Hudson Book Summary:

An epic story of how the GI Bill made it possible for the author to travel around the world to teach in strange and exotic places, and still enjoy the luxury of a professional career as a Schoolteacher, a Scientific Research Analyst; a State Department Foreign Service Officer, and work for pay as a part-time boat captain. The book is a collage of episodes describing daring adventures abroad that will captivate the reader. On private contract he taught school in Haiti. He tells about brutality and poverty endured by most of the population. He relates how he was in harms way trying to prevent a brutal killing. The reader also gets an inside look about teaching six grades simultaneously in a one-room schoolhouse in the jungle of Sumatra, far removed from civilization: including some curious events that happened while living in almost complete isolation. A portion of the book tells about his research activities. One unusual experiment shows how devoted a researcher must be. Dr Woke and the writer sat half naked in a cage feeding hundreds of mosquitoes for two months. "Thou shalt not kill." While teaching in Afghanistan, the author gives a detailed account of his adventures including a solo trek through the infamous Khyber Pass, from Jalalabad, Afghanistan to Islamabad, Pakistan, and visits to other countries as well. As a Foreign Service Officer, in the U.S. State Department, the author shares his knowledge about foreign countries including Vietnam and Egypt, and related experiences with the reader. While in Egypt, the author documents memorable and sometimes risky experiences exploring the Sahara Desert and the Sinai.

Wonderful Stories of Daring, Enterprise, and Adventure

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Wonderful Stories of Daring, Enterprise, and Adventure by James Macaulay Book Summary:

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Memories of the Quaker Past: Stories of Thirty-Seven Senior Quakers

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Memories of the Quaker Past: Stories of Thirty-Seven Senior Quakers by Christine Ayoub Book Summary:

The book consists of excerpts from interviews of senior members of State College Friends Meeting. The narrators who lived through the Great Depression tell of their difficult childhood--and yet in most cases one they regarded as happy. Some of the conscientious objectors during WWII tell of life in CPS camps; others speak of using nonviolent methods with mental patients, while still others relate the story of the human guinea experiments some of them participated in. Of those who did relief work after the war overseas, probably the most exciting tales are told by the four who worked with the Friends Ambulance Unit in China. They happened to be located close to where the Nationalists and the Communists were fighting.

Friendly Hands and kindly Words. Stories illustrative of the law of kindness, the power of perseverance, and the advantages of little helps. With illustrations by C. A. Doyle

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Friendly Hands and kindly Words. Stories illustrative of the law of kindness, the power of perseverance, and the advantages of little helps. With illustrations by C. A. Doyle by N.A Book Summary:

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Cairo

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Cairo by Nezar AlSayyad Book Summary:

Nezar AlSayyad narrates the many Cairos that have existed through time, offering a panorama unmatched in temporal and geographic scope, through an in-depth examination of the city’s architecture and urban form. His narration illuminates how there can be “no one history of the city, but rather multiple, contested, and often invented histories.”

The Sultan's Fountain

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The Sultan's Fountain by Agnieszka Dobrowolska,Jarosław Dobrowolski Book Summary:

The small sabil-kuttab (a charitable foundation particular to Cairo that combines a public water dispensary with a Quranic school) built in 1760 opposite the venerated Sayyida Zeinab Mosque is almost unique in Cairo: it is one of only two dedicated by a reigning Ottoman sultan, and--astonishingly--it is decorated inside with blue-and-white tiles from Amsterdam depicting happy scenes from the Dutch countryside. Why did the sultan, Mustafa III, cloistered in his Istanbul palace, decide to build a sabil in Cairo? Why did he choose this site for it? How did it come to be adorned with Dutch tiles? What were the connections between Cairo, Istanbul, and Amsterdam in the middle of the eighteenth century? The authors answer these questions and many more in this entertaining and beautifully illustrated history of an extraordinary building, describing also the recent conservation efforts to preserve it for posterity.

Classified Catalogue of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

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Classified Catalogue of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Book Summary:

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The City of the Dead

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The City of the Dead by Jeffrey A. Nedoroscik Book Summary:

Presents a comprehensive look at Cairo's City of the Dead, and includes biographies of some of the residents of the cemeteries.

Architecture for the Dead : Cairo's Medieval Necropolis

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Architecture for the Dead : Cairo's Medieval Necropolis by Galila El Kadi,Alain Bonnamy Book Summary:

The great medieval necropolis of Cairo, comprising two main areas that together stretch twelve kilometers from north to south, constitutes a major feature of the city's urban landscape. With monumental and smaller-scale mausolea dating from all eras since early medieval times, and boasting some of the finest examples of Mamluk architecture not just in the city but in the region, the necropolis is an unparalleled--and until now largely undocumented--architectural treasure trove. In Architecture for the Dead, architect Galila El Kadi and photographer Alain Bonnamy have produced a comprehensive and visually stunning survey of all areas of the necropolis. Through detailed and painstaking research and remarkable photography, in text, maps, plans, and pictures, they describe and illustrate the astonishing variety of architectural styles in the necropolis: from Mamluk to neo-Mamluk via baroque and neo-pharaonic, from the grandest stone buildings with their decorative domes and minarets to the humblest--but elaborately decorated--wooden structures. The book also documents the modern settlement of the necropolis by families creating a space for the living in and among the tombs and architecture for the dead.

Six Stories

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Six Stories by Bill Pearson Book Summary:

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Nights of Musk

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Nights of Musk by Haggag Hassan Oddoul Book Summary:

This collection of short stories, both poignant and skillfully crafted, bring to life the tragic demise of traditional Nubian life and culture. If the earlier dams that were built across the Nile during the first half of the twentieth century caused increasing numbers of the men-folk to migrate north to Cairo and Alexandria to work as servants, waiters, and doormen, the completion of the High Dam in 1964 sounded the death knell. While the temples of Abu Simbel were meticulously relocated at great expense, the drowning of the ancient heartland of the Nubian people along the banks of the Nile went largely unnoticed. Haggag Oddoul's work, as well as documenting the personal tragedy of individuals caught up in massive social transformation, also casts a nostalgic light on the heritage and way of life of the Nubians: their rhythmic dancing, their beautiful women, the lively humor of their elders, and the enormous centrality of their traditions and the spirits with which they shared the environment. Two stories in this collection, ''Zeinab Uburty'' and ''Nights of Musk, '' offer a bucolic and dream-like insight into the world that has disappeared for ever under the water behind the dam. Meanwhile, two other stories, ''Adila, Grandmother'' and ''The River People, '' document the departure of the men, while the women are left behind to go fallow, and the second and third generations born in the cities of the north have only their grandmother's tales and her pigeon Arabic to remind them of their heritage.

Herringshaw's American Blue Book Of Biography

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Herringshaw's American Statesman and Public Official Year-book

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Herringshaw's American Statesman and Public Official Year-book by N.A Book Summary:

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