Happy Women’s Day!

One of the most important blogs written in Tunisia is A Tunisian Girl.

The writer, Lina Ben Mhenni, is well known for a few reasons: She writes primarily in French, doesn’t censor herself and writes under her own name. A while ago she posted on her blog a poem about Tunisian women written by Arturo Desimone. Arturo, well known to the Mezrab crowd, was inspired by his visit to mid/post-revolution Tunisia. In remembrance of International Women’s Day, here’s a small piece:

[…]

All you Queens of Carthage
should the secret police
in their pink striped suits
touch one obsidian hair
I will slit their throats
I will sink
their little
motor-boats
[…]
For the full poem go here:

http://atunisiangirl.blogspot.com/2012/02/women-activists-in-tunisia-poetry-by.html

 

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