Peter Hessler - The Buried: An Archaeology of the Egyptian Revolution

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Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Hessler, a long-time New Yorker staff writer, is best known for his award-winning books on Chinese history and culture, such as the now classic River Town and Oracle Bones. In 2011 he became the magazine’s Cairo correspondent, moving to Egypt on the eve of Arab Spring. Fascinated by all things Egyptian, he complemented his coverage of the political turmoil with regular excursions to the archeological digs at Amarna and Abydos where he gained access to Egypt’s deep past as well as the lives of ordinary villagers. In a series of insightful and intimate portraits, Hessler introduces his Arabic teacher, a cynical sophisticate; his translator, a gay man struggling to find happiness in a homophobic culture; an illiterate trash collector; and a Chinese family running a lingerie business, giving us a fresh and thought-provoking perspective on Egypt’s short-lived revolution.


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ISBN: 9780525559566
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Published: Penguin Press - May 7th, 2019

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