the absence of contemporary literature


What do children read at school? This is a question raised concerning the pre-university education in Egypt. Those who have set the texts to be read have left out contemporary authors. Are the civil servants out of touch with the literary realities in Egypt? Are they leaving these writers out with a certain purpose? Read … Continue reading the absence of contemporary literature

getting out of the bubble


It is good the Etisalat Prize pays attention to literature for young children. The Prize has a category for readers in age group 8 – 12 years.  This year the prize for books in the category for Arabic Children’s Literature has been awarded to ” الخروج من الفقاعة” (Getting Out of the Bubble). This book about a … Continue reading getting out of the bubble