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The Resource Chronicles of a Cairo bookseller, Nadia Wassef

Chronicles of a Cairo bookseller, Nadia Wassef

Label
Chronicles of a Cairo bookseller
Title
Chronicles of a Cairo bookseller
Statement of responsibility
Nadia Wassef
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The streets of Cairo make strange music. The echoing calls to prayer; the raging insults hurled between drivers; the steady crescendo of horns honking; the shouts of street vendors; the television sets and radios blaring from every sidewalk. Nadia Wassef knows this song by heart. In 2002, with her sister, Hind, and their friend, Nihal, she founded Diwan, a fiercely independent bookstore. They were three young women with no business degrees, no formal training, and nothing to lose. At the time, nothing like Diwan existed in Egypt. Culture was languishing under government mismanagement, and books were considered a luxury, not a necessity. Ten years later, Diwan had become a rousing success, with ten locations, 150 employees, and a fervent fan base. Frank, fresh, and very funny, Nadia Wassef's memoir tells the story of this journey
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Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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11013473
Cataloging source
NJB
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Wassef, Nadia
Dewey number
962.16
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Wassef, Nadia
  • Bookstore owners
  • Booksellers and bookselling
  • Women
  • Bookstores
  • Cairo (Egypt)
  • Cairo (Egypt)
  • Cairo (Egypt)
  • Egypt
Target audience
adult
Label
Chronicles of a Cairo bookseller, Nadia Wassef
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in the US in 2021 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000069849661
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
224 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781472156839
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1258660386
Label
Chronicles of a Cairo bookseller, Nadia Wassef
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in the US in 2021 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000069849661
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
224 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781472156839
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1258660386

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