Earth, Milky Way: punctum books, 2019. 268 pages, illus. ISBN-13: 978-1-947447-9-98. DOI: 10.21983/P3.0242.1.00. OPEN-ACCESS e-book and $22.00 in print: paperbound/6.14 X 9.25 in.

Dotawo: A Journal of Nubian Studies 5

Dotawo: A Journal of Nubian Studies offers a platform in which the old meets the new, in which archaeological, papyrological, and philological research into Meroitic, Old Nubian, Coptic, Greek, and Arabic sources confront current investigations in modern anthropology and ethnography, Nilo-Saharan linguistics, and the critical and theoretical approaches of postcolonial and African studies. Dotawo gives a common home to the past, present, and future of one of the richest areas of research in African studies. It offers a crossroads where papyrus can meet the internet, scribes meet critical thinkers, and the promises of growing nations meet the accomplishments of older kingdoms.

Volume 5 of Dotawo focuses on Nubian women, both ancient and contemporary. Nubian women, whether they were queens or commoners, Christians or Muslims, have always been held in high esteem by their communities. The contributors to this volume present articles which address Nubian literature, tomb and temple wall paintings, the challenges of migration and resettlement, cultural tourism, gender roles, women’s health, labor cooperatives, and more. They all focus on the ways in which Nubian women have survived and thrived throughout the centuries.


Armgard Goo-Grauer
House Decoration in Egyptian Nubia Prior to 1964

Doris Pemler
Looking at Nubians in Egypt: Nubian Women in New Kingdom Tomb and Temple Scenes and the Case of TT 40 (Amenemhet Huy)

Solange Ashby
Dancing for Hathor: Nubian Women in Egyptian Cultic Life

Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei and Alexandros Tsakos
An Old Nubian Letter from the Daughter of an Eparch

Hanna Paesler
The Effects of Relocation on Nubian Women’s Health

Petra Weschenfelder
A Collective Gender Perception? Female Perspectives towards Resettlement in the Dar al-Manāsīr

Naglaa Mahmoud
Islam, Migration, and Nubian Women in Egypt: Muhammad Khalil Qāsim’s al-Shamandurah & al-Khalah Aycha

Ghada Abdel Hafeez
The Nile Bride Myth “Revisioned” in Nubian Literature

Marcus Jaeger
Aspects of Gender in Dongolawi and Kenzi Nubian Wise Sayings and Proverbs

Zeina Elcheikh
Tales from Two Villages: Nubian Women and Cultural Tourism in Gharb Soheil and Ballana 

Maher Habbob
Community Sharing: Three Nubian Women, Three Types of Informal Co-ops

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