Al-Ahram Weekly Online   29 April - 5 May 2004
Issue No. 688
Books Supplement
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

A tale of two languages
Sacred Language, Ordinary People: Dilemmas of Culture and Politics in Egypt, Niloofar Haeri, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003. pp184
Interactive encounters: contrasting worlds
Debates on Islam and Knowledge in Malaysia and Egypt: Shifting Worlds, Mona Abaza, London: Routledge Curzon, 2003. pp304
With help from his friends
Poils de cairote (A Cairene's Messages) Paul Fournel, Paris: Seuil, 2004. pp356
For every child at heart
Denys Johnson-Davies, The World's Greatest Traveler: Ibn Battouta ; The Cat and the Artist ; Acrobats in Marrakesh ; Tales of Thieves and Robbers ; Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves ; Zeinab the Beautiful ; The Companions of The Prophet Muhammad ; Cairo: Sunflower Books, Dar el-Shurouk, 2003-2004
Cromer's Egypt
Lord Cromer: Victorian Imperialist, Edwardian Proconsul, Roger Owen, New York: Oxford University Press, 2004. pp436
At a glance
Mahmoud El-Wardani compiles a shorthand guide to recent publications
Thus spoke Yehia Haqqi
Before his death, Yehia Haqqi spoke at length to Mona Anis about the Arabic language, Islam and Nasser

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