Angele Botros Samaan


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Who is Angele Botros Samaan?

Angele Botros Samaan was an Egyptian academic and translator. She obtained a BA and an MA degree from Cairo University and later served as a professor in the university's English department for many years. She wrote a number of books and scholarly articles in both English and Arabic.

She is best known as the co-translator of Sugar Street, the third volume of the Cairo Trilogy by Egyptian Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz. She also translated Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart and Thomas More's Utopia from English to Arabic.

A festschrift in her honour was published in 1995, under the title Essays in Honour of Angele B. Samaan.

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Also known as
  • Anzhīl Buṭru Samʻān

on July 23, 2013


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