Monthly Archives: February 2011

Fragments of a Post-Revolution Tunisia

Yesterday, as I was helping my friend Paul box-up books in his apartment, we watched three separate manifestations march past our balcony. On Monday, University students across Tunisia began an open strike and aren’t attending courses until changes are made in the government. I … Continue reading

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  Last Friday I escaped for the day to the coastal city of Mahdia. I met up with my friend Paul in the morning and we did a quick run to the market to pick-up lunch essentials: fresh bread, cheese and … Continue reading

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Making Aseeda

Today I celebrated the birth of the prophet Mohammed with my friend Hanen and her neice Freeya by making aseeda: a brown seed that transforms first into a liquid and then into a delicious goo. We were at work in the kitchen … Continue reading

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