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Mahmoud Mostafa

The Absence of Contemporary Literature in Egypt’s Education System

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During pre-university education in Egypt, an Arabic language curriculum introduces students to literary texts that increase gradually in form sophistication and literary value. While the quality of literature increases as students climb the ranks in the education system, there is one common denominator in the education of literature in Egypt: almost none of it is contemporary.   An education through literature, both in teaching literature and how to become a ...

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Mahmoud Mostafa

 

Mahmoud Mostafa is an Egyptian journalist who has worked for Shorouk newspaper, The Cairo Post, Daily News Egypt and has freelanced for countless other outlets. He has a B.A. in English and Literature from Assiut University.