Sipping from the Nile: My Exodus from Egypt

Sipping from the Nile: My Exodus from Egypt

by Jean Naggar


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ISBN-13: 9780981807904
Publisher: Stony Creek Press
Publication date: 10/02/2008
Pages: 382
Sales rank: 854,840
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.85(d)

About the Author

Jean Naggar was born in Alexandria, Egypt. She grew up in Cairo and London, and later moved to New York City where she established the Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency, Inc. in 1978. Her poetry has been featured in The Listener and Athanor. She has been published in The New York Times, The Village Voice, Publishers Weekly, The Huffington Post, and Writers Digest. Jean is a member of the International Women's Forum, the Women's Media Group, PEN, and the AAR. She lives in Manhattan with her husband, Serge Naggar, and is the mother of three and grandmother of seven.

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Sipping from the Nile : My Exodus from Egypt 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
ConfuzzledShannon More than 1 year ago
Sipping From The Nile, is a memoir of the author, Jean Naggar, life in Egypt growing up in 1950’s. Even though she lived a more privileged life than most at the time, she still had her own ups and downs.    One thing I could relate with Mrs. Naggar is growing up with tight family bonds and then as you grow the family separates whether it be to separate homes or countries.   Other than the tight knit families I had a hard time keeping myself interested in the story.  The story reminded me of times when my grandmother, aunts and mother would sit around the table and gabbed about slightly interesting but also trivial gossip. I know the author described some tragedy and disappointments but I just could not completely dive into the book.    Sipping From The Nile is probably much more interesting to her family (such as grandkids).  Helping the young ones see what it took for Jean Naggar to get the family where they are now.      
eheinlen More than 1 year ago
While this book was well-written, the story didn't grab me and I just couldn't get into it. The concept of the book is quite interesting, however, and I'm sure that someone else might enjoy it.