The Absence of Contemporary Literature in Egypt’s Education System

Posted on November 04, 2015 by Tadween Editors | 0 comments
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 thread maintained throughout the education of literature in Egypt: almost none of it is contemporary.

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New Book! Against All Odds: Voices of Popular Struggle In Iraq

Posted on June 12, 2015 by Tadween Editors | 0 comments
Collected from dozens of interviews with, and reports from, Iraqi feminists, labor organizers, environmentalists, and protest movement leaders, Against All Odds presents the unique voices of progressive Iraqi organizing on the ground. Dating back to 2003, with an emphasis on the 2011 upsurge in mobilization and hope as well as the subsequent embattled years, these voices belong to Iraqis asserting themselves as agents against multiple local, regional, and global forces of oppression. As Vijay Prashad notes in the foreword: "Other histories had been possible for Iraq, and indeed might yet be possible. The social basis for the Popular Movement to Save Iraq remains, even if in the shadows. It is the only force that could provide an alternative to the history of blood that stands before Iraq, the nest of bones, the sky of death."

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