Cairo - Post Report Question and Answers

Do you recommend any books or movies about this city/country for those who are interested in learning more?

The Buried - Peter Hessler Cairo Circles - Doma Mahmoud Beer in the Snooker Club - Waguih Ghali - Mar 2023

Peter Hessler's "The Buried" - Aug 2022

The Buried, by Peter Hessler is the best one that most people read - Aug 2022

Read Cairo Circles by Doma Mahmoud, anything by Naguib Mahfouz (Cairo Trilogy, Midaq Alley, The Thief and the Dogs) Watch the recent documentaries on Netflix and PBS - Mar 2022

Death on the Nile - Agatha Christie Saqqura on Netflix - Dec 2021

Netflix documentary Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb. - Feb 2021

Any books by Naguib Mafouz.

If you like murder mystery, the Parkar Bilal Makana books.

Go to AUC Press for many other ideas. - May 2017

. Nagib Mafouz is always mentioned, but the Cairo of his books is pretty much unrecognizable compared to that of the present day. - Jan 2016

Cairo Trilogy Children of the Alley - Jan 2016 - Jan 2016

- Oct 2014

Anything by Naguib Mahfouz - he is a Nobel prize-winning Egyptian author. And of course the Old Testament! - Aug 2014

The Cairo Affair, Palace Walk: The Cairo Trilogy, Volume 1, The Yacoubian Building: A Novel. - Aug 2014

Cairo: The City Victorious - started to read it b/c I "should" - turned out to be one of my favorite books ever. - May 2014

Anything by Nagiub Mahfuz. - Jul 2013

I didn't find any of the tourist guide books to be useful. - Jun 2013

Cairo, the City Victorious, by Max Rodenbeck Anything by Naguib Mafouz Vertigo by Ahmed Mourad Taxi by Khaled Alkhamissi Yacoubian Building by Alaa Al-Aswany - Jun 2013

Cairo: The City Victorious by Max Rodenbeck, and Culture Shock! Egypt by Susan L. Wilson. Loved them both. - May 2013

Anything by Naguib Mafouz, Breakfast with the Infidels by Nabil Shawkat. - Feb 2013

I must be crazy to bid here. - Mar 2013

The Yacoubian Building. - Mar 2013

Cairo: The City Victorious, by Max Rodenbeck, and The Cairo Guide, by The American University in Cairo Press (with the Cairo map book). For fiction, Naguib Mahfouz of course, but there are too many others to list. - Jul 2011

Eyewitness Egypt (travel guide), ISBN 0756666775. - Sep 2010

Lonely Planet Egypt, The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit (Lucette Lagnado) for a personal, nonfiction account of what Cairo was like in the 1930s to 1950s specifically with respect to the city's Jewish population, The Yacoubian Building (Alaa Al-Aswany) for a fictional story that represents real-life social class issues in Cairo, Taxi (Khaled Khamisi) for some semi-fictional vignettes on Cairo and Cairenes' views on life, anything by Naguib Mahfouz, Playing Cards in Cairo (I have not read this, but it comes highly recommended) - Dec 2009

I love the Elizabeth Peters series on Amelia Peabody in Egypt - it's airplane fiction, but with a nice historical touch. - May 2008

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