My long-awaited trip to follow the Silk Road from Beijing through China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan was a two months journey in 2017. Returning in 2018 to explore lesser trade routes and more of Central Asia and China, my travels take along the Pamir Highway of Tajikistan to Kyrgyzstan and over the Torugart Pass in Kashgar, China and the southern route of the Silk Road along the Taklamakan Desert and exploring Qinghai Province, Gansu Province, and Tibet Autonomous region in China.
Field Guide to the Street Names of Central Cairo. Co-Author: Humphrey Davies. (AUC Press, 2017);
Red Walls of Bida: Glass Bangles (Obelisque Magazine, 2018);
Cairo: The Practical Guide (AUC Press,15th edition, 2012);
Cairo: The Family Guide (AUC Press, 4th Edition, 2010);
Cairo’s Street Stories:Exploring the City’s Statues, Squares, Bridges, Gardens, and Sidewalk Cafés (AUC Press, 2008);
Bahgory Legacy (Obelisque Publications, 2013);
Silent No More Special Needs People in Egypt(AUC Press, 2002);
Paddle Your Own Canoe An American Woman’s Passage Into Nigeria (Spectrum Books, 1997).
Read about the book launch of The Field Guide to the Street Names of Central Cairo, here.
Read “The Story Behind the Book”: The Field Guide to the Street Names of Central Cairo, here.
Read interview, here
Conference paper presented at Inheriting the City Advancing Understanding in Urban Heritage, Taipei,Taiwan, organized by Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage, University of Birmingham, April 2016.: City Walks: Another Perspective for Narrating the History of the City – Cairo, Egypt. See: https://nomad4now.com/2016/04/11/conference-inheriting-the-city/ and https://nomad4now.com/2017/02/23/announcement-lecture-at-megawra-february-28-2017/
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This blog would not have been possible without the suggestion, mentoring, advice, direction and generous time of Ingrid Wassmann at AUC Press. Many thanks, Ingrid.
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