Tahia speaks about her grandfather, the iconic Arab leader Gamal Abdel Nasser

Published on Oct 10, 2013


Tahia Khaled Abdel Nasser, assistant professor of English and comparative literature at the American University in Cairo and granddaughter of Tahia and Gamal Abdel Nasser, is the editor of “Nasser: My Husband” by Tahia Gamal Abdel Nasser, translated by Shereen Mosaad, with a foreword by Hoda Gamal Abdel Nasser. In this interview she shares her views about the iconic Egyptian ‘rais,’ his legacy, and personal life.
“Nasser: My Husband,” now available for the first time in English translation (AUC Press, 2013), reveals a new and intimate portrait of the former Egyptian president by the one who knew him best—his wife. To read more about the book and order it, got o http://www.aucpress.com/p-4825-nasser…
In this memoir, Tahia Gamal Abdel Nasser, who was married to the larger-than-life rais for 26 years, introduces the reader not only to the charismatic politician—the architect of Egypt’s 1952 Revolution and hero to millions across the Arab world since the Suez crisis—but also shares rare glimpses into the very private life of Gamal Abdel Nasser the family man, devoted husband, and father.
The account begins with the early years of their married life and the birth of their children, and describes the tense build-up to the 1952 Revolution and the dramatic events of the night of 23 July, the nationalization of the Suez Canal, the 1967 War, Nasser’s presidential duties, and eventually his final moments and early death in 1970.