Monthly Archives: May 2012

Studies in Tunisian Popular Literature by Dr. Jalloul Azzouna. Reviewed by Essahbi Ben Mansour.

Most of Tunisian literature is written in Modern Standard Arabic. Some of it is written in French and other European languages. Besides, there is a bulk of Tunisian literature that is written and/or orally transmitted in the Tunisian dialect. The … Continue reading

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The Scene and the Shadow by Houyem Ferchichi. Reviewed by Mohamed Issa El Mouadeb.

Houyem Ferchichi’s short story collection The Scene and the Shadow: A masterful use of places and a rich diversity of narrators. Houyem Ferchichi’s short story collection al machhad wa dhil (The Scene and the Shadow) was published by Dar El … Continue reading

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Interview with Tunisian Writer Jalloul Azzouna

Jalloul Azzouna Speaking to Essahafa: The Indispensability to adopt the cultural dimension as a strategic guarantee for the success of any democratic transition The writer Jalloul Azzouna bears a history of militancy that combines the dichotomy of the intellectual and … Continue reading

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An Interview with American Scholar and Translator Dr. Jane Kuntz, conducted by Ali Znaidi

Dr. Jane Kuntz (M.A., 1996; Ph.D., 2002) [pictured right] is an American scholar who is famous for her openness to other cultures, especially French culture, and the culture of the MENA region. She lived in Tunisia where she deepened her … Continue reading

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Dreams Extending their Fingers by Fatma Ben Mahmoud & Abdallah Al Mouttaqi. Reviewed by Abdeddayem Sallami.

It gives me great pleasure and much excitement to announce to you that Fatma Ben Mahmoud and Abdallah Al Mouttaqi have published a collaborative short story collection, called Dreams Extending their Fingers. The following article is a review of the … Continue reading

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Wasini Al-A’raj Guested at “Nas Decameron” Salon

Wasini Al-A’raj Guested at “Nas Decameron” Salon   The writer’s prediction of future events… is the substance of creation. Why did not the Algerian novelist Wasini Al-A’raj write about the Arab Spring till now? To what extent the alienation of … Continue reading

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Adam’s Mistress by Moncef Louhaibi. Reviewed by Alchourouk.

Publications: Achiket Adam seduces Louhaibi. Under the serires “Ouyoun El Mouassira” issued by Dar El Janoub, a book titeld Achiket Adam (Adam’s Mistress) was published by Moncef Louhaibi which is a Facebookian journey of two persons from two different worlds—two … Continue reading

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Interview with the Tunisian Writer Kamel Riahi.

Kamel Riahi speaking to Assabah:   “Nas Decameron” is a laboratory, and a salon bringing together writers, and artists.   “What we are seeing today is a political confusion caused by the fact that we are not aware that the … Continue reading

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The Political Novel in Tunisia by Hedi Ghabri. Reviewed by Ahmed Mammou.

The Political Novel in Tunisia is a synthetic approach to one of the most important subjects of novels written in Arabic in Tunisia. It is written by Hedi Ghabri, and published by Ichraq-Editions (Tunisia, 2012) in 260 pages. After the … Continue reading

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Interview with the Tunisian Poet Radhia Chehaibi

With Radhia Chehaibi after her return from the Festival of the South in Cairo. The Tunisia of Poetry and Revolution in “the Land of Egypt.” If poetry was life, beauty, movement, and a journey into the edges of meaning, the … Continue reading

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