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Elizabeth Wickett

Elizabeth Wickett has worked in the Middle East and North Africa for more than twenty-five years, in academic research, anthropological film and development. She studied with Dell Hymes at the University of Pennsylvania and has lectured widely on Upper Egyptian folk genres and performance. She produced the successful documentary For Those Who Sail to Heaven, highlighting the legacy of ancient festival tradition in Luxor, and is the author of For the Living and the Dead: the Funerary Laments of Upper Egypt, Ancient and Modern (I.B.Tauris, 2010).


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Seers, Saints and Sinners
The Oral Tradition of Upper Egypt

I.B. Tauris
Traditional Egyptian folktales have a flavor and vivacity that until now has proved impossible to render in translation. Here, Elizabeth Wickett presents a...
Elizabeth Wickett

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