Cats Of Cairo Recommended Book
Posted 16 April 2009 - 06:23 AM
Whether you are a cat lover or not you will love this book if you have had the good fortune to experience Egypt's casual cats. I am fortunate to own one of the first copies of this book. The book was originally called "Cairo Cats". I was introduced to this book by my teaching assistant at AUC who was good friends with Lorraine Chittock (who is now in South America working on a project). The book had had a difficult time passing censorship. As a result the first copies have had part of one page cut out that, at the last minute, was found to be "unacceptable". Lorraine, my TA and other friends, with scissors in hand took care of editing out the "unacceptable" page of all those first copies.
Another good book that captures the essence of Egypt through a foreigners eyes is "Morning of Light, An Egyptian Journal" by Ginda Ayd Simpson. Again I was introduced to the book by someone who knew the author; in this case her daughter who was a co-teacher with me at the Learning Resource Center in Maadi. It is a collection of her wonderful stories and paintings of the time that she and her family spent living in Egypt.
Posted 22 June 2009 - 01:48 AM
This brings to mind one Cairo cat I snapped in the garden of the Egyptian Museum which was as scruffy as the one I fed in Aswan daily after breakfast at the Hathor Hotel.
BTW, all the art in the E Museum gardens was free to behold when I was there in 2003. An amazing outdoor museum.
Posted 28 June 2009 - 11:44 PM
Posted 27 January 2011 - 06:13 AM
Next time I will certainly look for it. Thanks so much for making me aware of my meowing friends and their historical significance.
Posted 31 August 2011 - 01:41 PM