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Weʼre raising £1,000 to Support research into Arabic Language and Literature

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Pierre Cachia (1921 - 2017)

Pierre Cachia was a much loved father to Susan, Philip and Helen and Grandfather to Jamie, Michael, Robbie, Elizabeth, Mary, Peter and Katy.

Born in Egypt, he did service as an interpreter for the British Army in World War 2 with a Scottish Regiment.After the war he settled in Scotland taking up his first academic post in Edinburgh before moving to Columbia University in New York..

His love of his subject and engaging the minds of his students was underlined in his achievement of 60 years of teaching before finally retiring at the age of 92.

He was instrumental in fashioning academic studies of modern Arabic literature into what it is today: grounded in native fluency of the Arabic language, informed by real experiences lived in close proximity with Arab writers and storytellers, and took seriously the concerns and priorities of Arab scholars, critics and intellectuals.

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  • Cachia Family

    Cachia Family

    5 days ago

    Cachia Family

    Many thanks to all who have donated. Pierre's obituary was published by university of Edinburgh on http://www.ed.ac.uk/news/staff/2017/pierre-cachia-1921-2017

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  • Cachia Family

    Cachia Family

    18 days ago

    Cachia Family

    Pierre's funeral will take place in Dundee on 18th April 2017. Please contact us if you would like further information.

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  • Lisa Anderson

    Lisa Anderson

    Apr 21, 2017

    Not that many Arabic instructors can make their most lamentable students (people like me) laugh out loud but Pierre's wry love of the language and its world was a contagious inspiration.

  • Matthew Gordon

    Matthew Gordon

    Apr 10, 2017

    I consider Pierre Cachia to have been one of the finest teachers I have ever known, and feel fortunate to have attended several of his classes. He was also simply a wonderful man.

    £50.00

  • Chris Stone

    Chris Stone

    Apr 10, 2017

    A lovely person and a fabulous teacher. الله يرحمه

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Apr 9, 2017

    £20.00

  • Nancy Coffin

    Nancy Coffin

    Apr 8, 2017

    With thanks and gratitude to Pierre, from one of his many students.

  • Marle Hammond

    Marle Hammond

    Apr 8, 2017

    I have many fond memories of Professor Cachia, and I learned so much from him, including the meaning of my name. What a fabulous teacher he was!

    £50.00

  • Wen-chin Ouyang

    Wen-chin Ouyang

    Apr 8, 2017

    £50.00

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Cachia Family

Cachia Family

Scotland, UK

In memory of our father Professor Pierre Cachia, his children Susan, Philip and Helen would like to raise funds to support scholars involved in research in the field that was his passion Arabic language and literature.

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