University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Sherine Hamdy

Sherine Hamdy is co-author (with Coleman Nye) of "Lissa: A Story of Medical Promise, Friendship, and Revolution" (illustrated by Sarula Bao and Caroline Brewer), a work of ethno-fiction in comics form and the debut book of the University of Toronto Press' ethnoGRAPHIC series, for which she is now the Series Editor. She is also the author of "Our Bodies Belong to God: Organ Transplants, Islam, and the Struggle for Human Dignity in Egypt."

Hamdy was a professor of Anthropology and Middle East studies at Brown University for 11 years before joining the faculty at the University of California, Irvine in the fall of 2017. She is the author of a forthcoming young adult graphic novel (illustrated by Myra El-Mir) that tells the coming-of-age story of a Muslim American girl living between New York and Egypt.

Hamdy's appearance at the Tucson Festival of Books is sponsored by the UA Center for Middle Eastern Studies.


Lissa: A Story about Medical Promise, Friendship, and Revolution
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
University of Toronto Press
November 2017
ISBN 9781487593476
304 pages
$24.95, INSTOCK
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As young girls in Cairo, Anna and Layla strike up an unlikely friendship that crosses class, cultural, and religious divides. More/less

Our Bodies Belong to God: Organ Transplants, Islam, and the Struggle for Human Dignity in Egypt
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
University of California Press
March 2012
ISBN 9780520271760
342 pages
$34.95, INSTOCK
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"Based on extensive research in Egypt, this powerful, deeply disturbing ethnography causes readers to question commonly held assumptions about the organ transplant enterprise. More/less

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