Monthly Archives: June 2012

Pens from My Country by Saloua Rachdi. Reviewed by Noureddine Bettaieb.

Saloua Rachdi’s Pens from My Country: Readings in Tunisian Novels Tunis (Alchourouk) Saloua Rachdi, whom we only knew as a writer who writes short stories and poetry in Arabic,   surprised readers with a book in French language. Her new book … Continue reading

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The Digital Path of the Soul by Radhia Chehaibi. Reviewed by Mohamed Belghazi.

Radhia Chehaibi in “a Digital Path of the Soul:” Poetic Texts with a Prose Flavour and Vice-versa. In this Digital Path of the Soul writer Radhia Chehaibi labeled her pen’s bleeding /Poetic Texts/. By doing so she removes the quality … Continue reading

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Interview with Tunisian Poet Mohamed Ammar Chaabnia

Interview with Tunisian Poet Mohamed Ammar Chaabnia Poet Mohamed Ammar Chaabnia Speaking to Assabah: Where does creation come from, and its animators are hungry and their souls are suffering from pains? Oh, Right Honorable government! If it was true that … Continue reading

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Tunisian Poet Mohamed Souissi Speaks about his Experience and “The Poets’ Boat.”

Mohamed Souissi Speaking to Alchourouk: This is my story with “The Island’s Poet,” and “The Poets’ Boat” is a unique manifestation. He loved the sea. He loved its silence and fury. He composed from the foam of its waves and … Continue reading

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Basma Bouabidi Reveals the Secret Geography of the Tunisian Woman.

Basma Bouabidi Reveals the Secret Geography of the Tunisian Woman. It is a real pleasure that one spends some of his time with a writer who masters the craft of writing, and who comes up with manifold beauty in her … Continue reading

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Originally posted on A year of reading the world:
This was a recommendation from one of the newest book bloggers on the block. Based in Redeyef, Tunisia, English teacher Ali Znaidi set up Tunisian Literature (in English) in May 2012…

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Ali Znaidi interviewed

I would like to thank Michael Fitzgerald-Clarke, editor of The South Townsville micro poetry journal, for publishing a poem of mine titled “Generosity,” and interviewing me about my experience and the Tunisian literary scene. You can read the poem and … Continue reading

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The Orphan of Time: A New Novel by Hassouna Mosbahi

Beirut- Al-Quds Al-Arabi: A new novel titled The Orphan of Time by Tunisian novelist Hassouna Mosbahi was published by Jadawel Publishing Translation and Distribution. The events of this novel take place in a single day when the protagonist reached sixty … Continue reading

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Writing and Creativeness Between Prohibition and Surveillance

Writing and Creativeness Between Prohibition and Surveillance: A Seminar in The Culture House Ibn Rachiq. On June 9, 2012, by the invitation of The Free Tunisian writers’ League, a seminar under the title “Writing and Creativeness Between Prohibition and Surveillance” … Continue reading

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Hymns to her Pains by Rachida Cherni. Reviewed by Mohamed Issa El Mouadeb.

Rachida Cherni’s Hymns to her Pains: A novel of reality and what is left unspoken. A new novel written by Tunisian writer whose fictional texts are famous for realism and defending human rights and especially women’s rights was published in … Continue reading

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