Field Guide to the Street Names of Central Cairo



‘A Field Guide to the Street Names of Central Cairo’ by Humphrey Davies and Lesley Lababidi (2018)] will undoubtedly continue to be topical for many years to come, being at once a valuable guide and historical document.” Egyptian Streets

What’s in a name?

Egypt Today : On Cairo’s Street Names, November 8, 2018

-The well-known and revered book reviewer, Lisa Kaaki, writes in her column for the Arab News  : “What’s in a street name? A Cairo guidebook explains”

-TV Interview by Humphrey Davies: 40-minute interview on the Culture Channel’s Haddouta Masriya (Egyptian Tale) TV program, broadcast September 23, 2018 in Arabic.

-“The Story Behind the Book”  for AUC Press

 AUC Press October newsletter

Magnificent spots you shouldn’t miss at this year’s Cairo International Book Fair



– RAWI Egypt Heritage Review

A Field Guide to the Street Names of Central Cairo also featured as the book of the month in the September e-Newsletter (about 9000 subscribers)

-Social media posts for A Field Guide for Street Names of Central Cairo

8.) Mantiqti Arabic Newspaper promotional interview.

– Ahram On-Line:

-Heba Fahey’s Facebook post (share)

Borders Book Reviews(share)

Book review – September 29

“A stunning achievement”


Ahram Online Books(share)

September 15, 2018


AUC Press (original content)

“A street named…”

August 27

Égyptophile-actualités (share)

“A richly intriguing map of Cairo’s enthralling history through its street names”

August 9

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“It’s now out and it’s hot”!

July 29

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Lesley Lababidi on July 21 at the Ak-Baital Pass on the Pamir Highway (the old Soviet road known as M41), in Tajikistan, as she makes her way to Beijing, China.
Lababidi is the co-author of the newly released “A Field Guide to the Street Names of Central Cairo” (AUC Press).

July 29

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“Driving one of the world’s most remote highways” / The Silk Road

July 11

AUC Press (original content)

What’s the story behind the name?
You will find out this summer in “A Field Guide to the Street Names of Central Cairo” by Humphrey Davies and Lesley Lababidi (AUC Press, forthcoming)

April 19


Borders Book Reviews(retweet/share)

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Arab News (retweet/share)

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Ahram Online Books (retweet/share)

September 15

AUC Press (original content)

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(and then sent out a second tweet with correct link to the book)

BBC (retweet/shared)
The Pamir Highway / Silk Road

July 11

Library of Arabic Literature (retweeted/shared)

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AUC Press (original content)

April 19


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