Sipping from the Nile
Speaker: Jean Naggar
Recorded on August 26, 2021; Recording included below
Links and Resources Shared During the Program:
You can enjoy many of our past presentations about global Jewish life here.
You can explore more from Jean on her website here.
You can check out Jean’s memoir, Sipping from the Nile here.
You can check out Jean’s novel, Footprints on the Heart here.
Egypt was once home to a flourishing Jewish community, but today few Jewish people remain. Join Jean Naggar, author of Sipping from the Nile: My Exodus from Egypt, as she recounts her memories of growing up in this vibrant community and discusses the profound impact the Suez Crisis had on her family and the wider Jewish community in Egypt.
Jean Naggar is the founder of the Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency (JVNLA), which she has presided over for 40 years. She is also the author of a memoir, Sipping From The Nile: My Exodus From Egypt, and a novel, Footprints on the Heart. Her poetry has been featured in in The Listener and Athanor, and she has been published in The New York Times, The Village Voice, Publishers Weekly, and Writer’s Digest.
Mother of three and grandmother of seven, Jean is a past president of the the Association of Authors’ Representatives and a member of the Authors’ Guild, the International Women’s Forum, and the Women’s Media Group. She was honored as Woman of the Year by the WMG in 2018.