The serious reader must be prepared to think in novel ways. To this end, he must be prepared to absorb as readily as possible a whole range of new concepts and terms. Otherwise he cannot expect to profit seriously by a study of the culture; at most he will receive an impression of exotic quaintness, romance, or incongruity which does no justice to the human reality. Marshall G.S. Hodgson

Abdallah Zbir holds a Teacher Diploma in Arabic Language and Literature from Teachers Training Center.