Al-Ahram Weekly Online   22 - 28 December 2005
Issue No. 774
Books Supplement
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Cairo Review of Books is a monthly supplement issued by Al-Ahram Weekly and edited by Mona Anis and David Tresilian. Review copies should be addressed to: Mona Anis, Al-Ahram Weekly, Al-Ahram Newspaper Building, Galaa St., Cairo, Arab Republic of Egypt. Contributionsand letters on subjects raised in the supplement and queries regarding special subscription rates and back issues should be sent to or faxed to +202 578 6089
A long farewell
Sharia Emadeddin: hikayat al-Fan wal-nojoum (Emadeddin Street: stories of art and artists), Alfred Farag, Cairo: al-Hilal Book, issue no. 659, Nov. 2005. pp316
The aesthetics of chagrin
Daq al-toboul (Drum beats), Mohamed El-Bisatie, Cairo: Hilal Novels, Oct. 2005. pp132
Almond vision
Ka zahr al-lawz wa-ab'ad (Like Almond Flowers and Further), Mahmoud Darwish, Beirut: Riad El-Rayyes Books, Sept. 2005. pp197
A timely tribute
Alif: A Journal of Comparative Poetics: Edward Said and Critical Decolonisation, No.25, edited by Ferial Ghazoul, Department of English and Comparative Literature, American University in Cairo, Cairo: 2005. pp305 (English) & 259 (Arabic)
Re-opening the gates
Opening the Gates: An Anthology of Arab Feminist Writing, 2nd Edition, Margot Badran & Miriam Cooke, eds., Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2004. pp480
In the tracks of Louis Massignon
Louis Massignon, le "cheikh admirable" (Louis Massignon: the "Admirable Sheikh"), Christian Destremau & Jean Moncelon, Paris: Le Capucin, 2005. pp519
Looking back on a vanished past
Maxime Rodinson, Souvenirs d'un marginal (Memories of a Marginal), Paris: Fayard, 2005. pp413
Cairos of the mind
-- Teta, Mother and Me, Jean Said Makdisi, London: Saqi Books, 2005. pp320;
-- Out of Place, Edward W. Said, New York: Granta Books, 1999. pp320; Zamalek:
-- The Changing Life of a Cairo Elite 1850-1945, Chafika Soliman Hamamsy, Cairo: The American University in Cairo Press, 2005. pp392;
-- Oleander, Jacaranda, A Childhood Perceived, Penelope Lively, London: Penguin Books, 1995. pp192

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