Search Results: "Shereen El Feki"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 12, 2013

"A surprisingly open, extremely timely examination of the sexual coming-of-age for Egyptian youth."
A daring new study finds the newly liberated Egyptians poised to demand more sexual freedom in the face of religious fundamentalism. Read full book review >

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CHRONICLE OF A LAST SUMMER by Yasmine El Rashidi
Released: June 28, 2016

"An atmospheric kaleidoscope about survival and the moments that, together, become movements."
A woman endures three decades of change and revolution, as seen through her account of three pivotal summers—1984, 1998, and 2014—spent in her family's Cairo home. Read full book review >

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THE INNOCENCE OF THE DEVIL by Nawal El Saadawi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"A poetic and beautiful novel about a great ugliness—the systematic and widespread oppression of half of Egypt."
Set in a madhouse, this modern passion play portrays Egypt's harsh patriarchal society and its devastating repression of women. Read full book review >

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LUCIFER & THE INDIGO KIDS by Ra Krishna El
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 16, 2014

"Unalloyed energy from a fresh voice."
El is a brash, kinetic prophet for a new age, and his poetry is his message. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 28, 2015

"Occasionally uneven, but an impassioned and honest memoir from an author determined to prove himself worthy."
This story of the personal struggle of an undocumented alien underscores the need for comprehensive immigration reform. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUCH A PRINCE by Dan Bar-el
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2007

"Trust me. (Picture book/fairy tale. 6-9)"
Bar-el adds plenty of shtick to his retelling of a folk tale sometimes called "Three Perfect Peaches." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 25, 2014

"A slim yet insightful sensitivity-training guide."
A woman who had fertility issues offers information and advice on how to help others facing this situation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMERICAN WAR by Omar El Akkad
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"A well-imagined if somber window into social collapse."
A dystopian vision of a future United States undone by civil war and plague. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAMZA by Out el Kouloub
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1994

"Unique by virtue of its subject and resourceful treatment, not the author's craft."
Out el Kouloub achieves a modest success by importing some of the feel of an 18th-century British novel into her rendering of harem life in traditional Egypt. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"Fiscal-policy wonks will find this look at the financial system illuminating, though ordinary investors and civilians will find it daunting."
The chair of Barack Obama's Global Development Council warns that the economy is bound for more bumpiness, stress, and course-altering ahead, "potentially quite suddenly." Read full book review >

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IT'S GREAT BEING A DAD by Dan Bar-el
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"The title doesn't really match the content, though it may spark readers' own imaginations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The finer points of various jobs are explored in this tribute to…dads? Read full book review >