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Sipping from the Nile: My Exodus from Egypt Is Announced As A Finalist In The 2012 International Book Awards
Author, Jean Naggar is pleased to announce that her book, Sipping from the Nile: My Exodus from Egypt was a finalist in the 2012 International Book Awards in both the memoir and narrative nonfiction categories. Short-listed for the 2011 Eric Hoffer Grand Award it was also the first runner-up in the memoir category.
This work chronicles the magical world of the author's childhood as daughter of two prominent Sephardic Jewish families came to a dramatic end in 1956 when Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal and brought about the Suez Crisis that scattered the Jewish population of Egypt far and wide. Jean Naggar has brought to life this lost world and the idiosyncratic individuals who populated her childhood years in her captivating memoir, Sipping From the Nile: My Exodus From Egypt, [Encore, 2012].
This story speaks to a different wave of immigrants and tells the American Jewish story viewed through an unfamiliar lens. As always, it is a story of lost worlds and difficult transitions, and the innocence of childhood in a world about to break apart. It is also about an essentially Sephardic experience, about the price and consequences of colonialism in the Middle East, about exotic locales and strong family values.
Sipping from the Nile: My Exodus from Egypt
Author: Jean Naggar
Published: February 2012
About The Author:
Jean Naggar was born in Alexandria, Egypt, where her mother's parents lived. She grew up in Cairo, attended the Gezira Preparatory School and then The English School in Heliopolis before going to Roedean School in England, for her high school years
.After graduating from London University Jean (Mosseri) Naggar met and married Serge Naggar, the "boy next door" and followed him to New York City where she has lived ever since. A voracious reader all her life, she wrote poetry which was published in The Listener and Athanor, and translated several books from French into English. She founded the Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency in New York City in 1978.(see www.JVNLA.com)and is responsible for bringing many best-selling and iconic writers to the attention of the reading public, happily sharing her reading passions with the world. She is a former president of AAR (Association of Authors' Representatives) and has been sought after as a speaker at events around the US. Mother of three adult children and grandmother of seven, she is at last exploring her childhood dream: to write.
Her articles and reviews have been published in the New York Times, the Village Voice, and Publishers Weekly. She has most recently been a blogger for the Huffington Post and a guest blogger on many sites of Jewish interest and of interest to writers. Links to her articles and blogs can be found on her personal website: www.jeannaggar.com Also, check out her blog on the Huffington Post at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jean-naggar
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Sipping from the Nile: My Exodus from Egypt is available for purchase online through the author’s website, from the publisher, Amazon.com, BN.com and other online retailers. Bookstores should contact Ingram for wholesale orders.