The literary atlas of Cairo: One Hundred Years on the Streets of the City Samia Mehrez

ISBN: 9789774163470

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The literary atlas of Cairo: One Hundred Years on the Streets of the City  by  Samia Mehrez

The literary atlas of Cairo: One Hundred Years on the Streets of the City by Samia Mehrez
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Readings from literary works that re-construct and re-map the city of CairoBringing together writings by Egyptians, Arabs, men and women, Muslims, Copts, and Jews, this rich selection maps out many of the changes in Cairo’s geopolitics and its urbanMoreReadings from literary works that re-construct and re-map the city of CairoBringing together writings by Egyptians, Arabs, men and women, Muslims, Copts, and Jews, this rich selection maps out many of the changes in Cairo’s geopolitics and its urban fabric, while tracing spatial and social forms of polarization and new patterns of inclusion and exclusion within the expanding megacity.

Through its thematic organization, The Literary Atlas of Cairo traces the developments that have taken place over a century in modes of literary production, and presents a unique historical cross-section of the actors within the Cairene literary field, to provide an unprecedented, original, and indispensable educational and research tool for scholars and students as well as a much wider readership interested in Egypt and Cairo in particular as one of the globe’s largest historic, multi-cultural urban centers.Samia Mehrez is professor of Arabic literature in the Department of Arab and Islamic Civilization and director of the Center for Translation Studies at the American University in Cairo.

She is the author of Egyptian Writers between History and Fiction: Essays on Naguib Mahfouz, Sonallah Ibrahim, and Gamal al-Ghitani (AUC Press, pb edition 2005) and Egypt’s Culture Wars: Politics and Practice.



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