Field Guide to the Street Names of Central Cairo


-From AUC Press 2018 Spring Catalogue

After three years of intense research that was like putting a 1000 piece puzzle together – patience, organisation, identification,  the Field Guide is OUT and available at AUC Press, Oxford University Press, and Amazon. Information about the book launch will be posted within the  week.

This book is a comprehensive study of the history in naming streets of Central Cairo, including Zamalek (Gezira Island). It is the first of its kind. Thank you to all who generously contributed time, information and the ever sought after clue that helped unravel stories of nearly 800 street names.

All Photographs and text are under international copyright laws. No re-use without the written permission of Lesley Lababidi 2023.

19 thoughts on “Field Guide to the Street Names of Central Cairo

  1. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading it and grateful you and Humphrey gathered so much interesting information about Cairo and shared it.

  2. CONGRATULATIONS, LESLEY!!!! This is a culmination of three years of researching day in and day out every nook and cranny of this city you love. Its not hard to imagine just how important this book will be to so many who also love the city and want to both enjoy it as well as have historically correct street names for guidance. Im so glad AUC PRESS has published the book and are highlighting it in their catalog and promoting it. Congratulations on a great book!! Wishing it great success!

  3. Congratulations Lesley. Wish I had this when I was treading those lovely streets of Cairo. Wish you lot of success with this new publication.

  4. Congratulations! I will not hesitate to read the book i have been waiting for. I am eager to know much about Cairo, and this is the time. I really appreciate your effort.

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