Aḥmad Zakī Abū Shādī embodied many of the seemingly contradictory facets of modern Arab intellectual traditions of the early 20th century. As a poet, publisher, and scientist, at home as much in England and the United States as he was as his native Egypt, his work crossed many geographical and intellectual borders. The acquisition of his personal archive by the NYU Abu Dhabi Library presents a wonderful opportunity to re-examine his life, work, and cultural and historical context, which this interdisciplinary gathering of scholars undertakes.
Brad Bauer, Head of Archives and Special Collections and Academic Librarian, NYUAD
Muhamed Al-Khalil, Associate Professor of Practice of Arabic Language, NYUAD
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