October 28th, 2021


“A Shabby Spring in Tunisia” is released!



Currently, Tunisia is facing a harsh transition towards democracy. This country has been playing desperately in the big leagues for 10 years or more! You might wish to discover what is going on under other skies? Dare to get into the story, and know more about events that are taking place in this exotic country!

About the book

In 2011, the Tunisian masses took to the street and forced the president of the Republic to leave the country. Despite the fervor of the uprising, the situation has not changed much since. Certainly, there has been a remarkable advance in freedom of expression, but the values and behaviors of the old regime continue to govern the lives of Tunisians. The Constitution promulgated in 2014 does not bring any efficient response to the pending issues regarding politics, economics, and culture. In particular, it was content to repeat the vision already outlined in 1959 concerning identity. Almost a decade later, the democratic attempt is still on ups and downs and the game is far from reaching an end. Will we finally dare to take up the cultural challenges facing the new Republic and succeed in the transition from ethnoculture to pluralism? In a series of articles published between 2012 and 2018, collected in the book "A Shabby Spring in Tunisia", the author tries to shed an original light to explain the background of this shabby-chic styled "Tunisian Spring", which is struggling yet to reach maturity.

About the Author

The author was born in Tunis in 1947. After studying nautical sciences, he began his career as a teacher, then he devoted himself to maritime administration. After his retirement, he returned to teaching, but this time in languages. Currently, he is a teacher of French and ESL (English as a Second Language). He lives between Tunisia and abroad.

Where to get this book?

The book is available for sale at:

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