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Sipping from the Nile, My Exodus from Egypt by Jean Naggar

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Published on Jun 30, 2014

Taube Center for Jewish Studies
Stanford University, May 16, 2013

In her memoir "Sipping from the Nile, My Exodus from Egypt", Jean Naggar recalls the lost world of her childhood as daughter of two prominent Sephardic Jewish families, a world that came to a dramatic end in 1956 with the Suez Canal Crisis that scattered the Jewish population of Egypt far and wide.

"Sipping from the Nile" was a finalist in the 2012 International Book Awards in both the memoir and narrative nonfiction categories.

Introduction by Marie-Pierre Ulloa, Associate Director, Jewish Studies & Lecturer in French, Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, Stanford University.

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