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Writers on Education

In this collection, originally featured in the November 2014 issue of Words Without Borders, we celebrate the launch of our new education site, WWB Campus, with three essays on the discovery of literature. Mexico’s Valeria Luiselli recalls learning to read in an alienating Seoul, China’s Can Xue juggles fairy tales and Marxism, and Abdel-Moneim Ramadan reflects on a poetic education.

A duplicate black-and-white portrait of Walt Whitman as an older man sporting a bushy beard.
Photo by Mathew Benjamin Brady, public domain, via Wikimedia Commons