On the Mediterranean and the Nile
The Jews of Egypt
Indiana University Press 2018
New Books in AnthropologyNew Books in Arts & LettersNew Books in Jewish StudiesNew Books in Literary StudiesNew Books in Middle Eastern StudiesNew Books in Peoples & PlacesNew Books in Politics & SocietyNew Books in ReligionNew Books in Religion & FaithNew Books Network January 28, 2019 Max Kaiser
In On the Mediterranean and the Nile: The Jews of Egypt (Indiana University Press, 2017), Aimée Israel-Pelletier, Professor and Head of French at the University of Texas at Arlington, looks at the work of five Egyptian Jewish writers. She confronts issues of identity, exile, language, immigration, Arab nationalism, European colonialism, and discourse on the Holocaust. Israel-Pelletier’s volume is a hugely important part of the project recovering and transmitting Egyptian Jewish life and thought.