Al-Ahram Weekly Online   18 - 24 August 2005
Issue No. 756
Books Supplement
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Cairo Review of Books

Cairo Review of Books is a monthly supplement issued by Al-Ahram Weekly and edited by Mona Anis. Review copies should be addressed to:
Mona Anis,
Al-Ahram Weekly,
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Success unexpected in common hours
Mashaynaha khuta: sira dhatiyya (The Trodden Path: An Autobiography), Raouf Abbas, Cairo: Kitab al-Hilal, 2004. pp336
Cairo: cure for madness
Gérard de Nerval, Le Caire (Cairo), Paris: Magellan et Cie, Heureux qui comme Travel Collection, no. 13, n.d, 2005. pp205
A filmmaker reads al-Nadim
al-Hurriyya wa-al-adala fi fikr Abdallah al-Nadim (Freedom and Justice in the Thought of Abdallah al-Nadim), Radwan al-Kashef, Cairo: General Egyptian Book Organisation, 2005. pp204
Uncivil society
Civil Society Exposed: The Politics of NGOs in Egypt, Maha M. Abdelrahman, Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, 2004. pp225
Cautionary tales...
Le Japon et les arabes (Japan and the Arabs), Bassam Tayara, Paris: Mediane, 2004. pp197
... and the lessons of Japan
Identité et modernité, les voyageurs égyptiens au Japon (Identity and Modernity: Egyptian Travelers to Japan), Alain Roussillon, Paris: Actes sud, 2005. pp249
Tales of the Mahdi
The Sword of the Prophet: The Mahdi of Sudan and the Death of General Gordon, Fergus Nicoll, London: Sutton Publishing, 2004. pp384

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