Glossary of Terms
List of street names
Index of Former and Alternative Names
A richly intriguing map of Cairo's enthralling history through its street names
Humphrey Davies is the translator of a number of Arabic novels, including The Yacoubian Building by Alaa Al Aswany (AUC Press, 2004). He has twice been awarded the Saif Ghobash-Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation. Lesley Lababidi is the author of Cairo Practical Guide (AUC Press, 2011, 17th ed.), Cairo's Street Stories: Exploring the City's Statues, Squares, Bridges, Gardens, and Sidewalk Cafes (AUC Press, 2008), and Cairo: The Family Guide (AUC Press, 4th ed., 2010). An active and well-traveled blogger, she currently lives between Cairo, Beirut, and Lagos.
This guidebook is anything but ordinary . . . rekindles memories
and brings to life the forgotten streets, lanes, alleys, and
passageways of Central Cairo.