Humanities lecturer publishes her notebook of post-revolutionary Tunisia.
15 Aug 2013
Humanities lecturer Dora Latiri-Carpenter's book Un amour de tn – Carnet photgraphique d’un retour au pays natal has just been published. Her working title for the English version, which is currently in translation, is: 'Tn in love. A photographic notebook of a return to Tunisia after the Revolution'.
The book takes the reader on an intimate journey along paths where photos come face-to-face with text. A street vendor, traces left by the Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish, the seaside town La Goulette...all symbolic snapshots of her Tunisia. Distant memories flood back, freed by the spirit of the revolution.
Writing in a mixture of languages, French, Arabic, English, text talk, the author shares with the reader an insight into a lesser-known, many-sided and fragile Tunisia.
Describing the book Latiri-Carpenter said: “I talk about the past, far-off or near, about my hopes and my fears in this unique moment where we can at last dream together what our future will be. I recall loved ones, encounters, moments and places that have left their impression on me. I love Tunisia and I left it.”
The publication of the book coincides with an exhibition of Latiri-Carpenter's work at Art-Libris, Salambo, Tunisia which runs until the end of January.