WorldCat Identities

Serageldin, Samia

Works: 7 works in 63 publications in 8 languages and 1,242 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Short stories  Domestic fiction  Autobiographical fiction  Bildungsromans  History  Historical fiction  Romance fiction  Biographical fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HV6430.B55, 958.1046092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Samia Serageldin
The Cairo House : a novel by Samia Serageldin( Book )

39 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samia Serageldin's heroine, the daughter of a politically prominent, land-owning Egyptian family, witnesses the changes sweeping her homeland. Looking back to the glamorous Egypt of the pashas and King Faruk, Serageldin moves forward to the police state of the colonels who seized power in 1952 and the disastrous consequences of Nasser's sequestration policies. Through well-chosen portraits and telling descriptions of the era's fashions and furnishings, Serageldin conveys detailed social and cultural information. She offers a glimpse of the beach at Agami in the 1960s and conveys the change in mood through the Sadat years. Serageldin's fictional treatment of recent Egyptian history includes key events leading to the rise of Islamic fundamentalism, such as the assassination of writer Yussef Siba'yi and the harassment of theologian Nasr Abu Zayd. Serageldin's heroine goes into exile in Europe and the United States but returns to Egypt in an attempt to reconcile her past and present. Charting fresh territory for the American reader, this semi-autobiographical novel is one of the most sensitive and accessible documents of historical change in Egyptian life. The book will appeal to a general audience and will be particularly useful to students interested in the social customs of the upper class in Egypt in the Nasser and Sadat years. A novel of a child growing up in Egypt & abroad within the framework of an affluent family who was proscribed under Nasser, but who survived
Love is like water and other stories by Samia Serageldin( )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Naqib's daughter by Samia Serageldin( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Serbian and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A passionate tale, woven from personal stories of heroic betrayal and love, The Naqib's Daughter is based on historical characters, and set during Napoleon's campaign in Egypt
Dinarzad's children : an anthology of contemporary Arab American fiction by Nabeel Abraham( )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection offers up a mix of previously published and new works, creating a literary road map to Arab American literature today. The nineteen authors represented are of Lebanese, Palestinian, Syrian, Egyptian, and Libyan descent, some with established reputations, others new young writers. They tell tales about Muslims and Christians, recent immigrants and fully assimilated Americans, teenagers, and grandmothers, guerrillas and peaceniks, professors, housewives, grocers, bookies, those who long for their homeland, and those who refuse to speak Arabic."--Jacket
A Kairó-ház by Samia Serageldin( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in Hungarian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflections and refractions : Arab American women writing and written by Samia Serageldin( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In the name of Osama bin Laden : global terrorism & the bin Laden brotherhood by Roland Jacquard( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Jacquard details how bin Laden became an international emblem of fundamentalist, pan-Islamic, anti-U.S. fervor and the leader of a brotherhood so passionate that devotees who have never met him will act autonomously in his name. The author explains the global character of bin Laden's organization, elaborating the extent of his sphere of influence in Europe and Asia. Jacquard reveals the construction of bin Laden's networks--including a profile of his inner circle--and their collaboration with overlapping webs of banking, drug trafficking, religious, and terrorist organizations. He considers the brotherhood's access to biological, chemical, and nuclear weapons and warns that, with or without bin Laden, this global terrorist force will remain a threat. Now in English, this edition has been substantially updated in light of recent world events and expanded to include previously unpublished materials, featuring a new introduction and afterword. New documents include an April 2001 interview by the author with bin Laden; a September 24 proclamation by bin Laden to Muslims in Pakistan; and a key page from Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri's book justifying eternal jihad, which was smuggled out of Afghanistan in October 2001
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.47 (from 0.17 for Dinarzad's ... to 0.97 for A Kairó-h ...)

The Cairo House : a novel
Love is like water and other storiesThe Naqib's daughterDinarzad's children : an anthology of contemporary Arab American fiction
Alternative Names
Samia Serageldin schrijfster uit Verenigde Staten van Amerika

Sirāj al-Dīn, Sāmyah

سامية سراج الدين