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William Granara


A Postcard from Tunis: One Year Later

[Photo by William Granara.]

Tunis - Saturday, 14 January 2012. This morning I woke up at 8:00 in the Majestic Hotel on Avenue de Paris just off Avenue Bourguiba in the center of Tunis. It was quiet from the time I awoke until the time I left the hotel after breakfast at 10:30. I thought how unusual it was, given that today is the first anniversary of the Tunisian revolution and the day President Zin al-Abdin Ben Ali fled the country, "like a coward," as a few of my skeptical ...

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William Granara

William Granara is a professor of Arabic language and literature at Harvard University. He writes on the modern Arabic novel as well as on medieval Islamic culture in Spain, Sicily and North Africa. He is currently director of the Moroccan Studies Program at Harvard.