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Samia Serageldin

Samia Serageldin was raised to leave Cairo, Egypt; she is the author of The Cairo House, an autobiographical novel about growing up in a political family in turbulent times; The Naqib’s Daughter, an historical novel about Bonaparte’s Egyptian campaign; and Love is Like Water and Other Stories, partly set in North Carolina. She is currently writing a first-hand account of participating in the January 25 Revolution in Egypt. With family and friends on three continents, Serageldin leads a nomadic existence, but calls Chapel Hill home. Find out more at

Ten Things I Can’t Do Without

  1. Travel
  2. Photographs
  3. Morning coffee
  4. The New York Times
  5. Jon Stewart’s Daily Show
  6. My sons’ voices on my answering machine
  7. Writing
  8. Proust
  9. Andrea Bocelli’s Romanza
  10. The sea


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