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Samah Selim is an Egyptian-born translator and professor of modern
Arabic literature at
Her translations include: Memories of a Meltdown: An Egyptian
Her forthcoming translations include Tree of Pearls: Queen of Egypt, an early twentieth century historical romance by the great Syrian renaissance writer, Jurji Zaydan (Syracuse University Press) and Neighborhood and Boulevard: Reading through the modern Arab city, a memoir by the contemporary Lebanese writer Khalid Ziadeh (Palgrave McMillan).