Walking through the streets of Tunisia no one looked at me weird, like a tourist or like I didn’t belong. Instead, I looked just like them. I was from here, after all. I am Tunisian. Well, that confidence in belonging soon wavered.
CategoryCulture and Identity
When traveling to a new country, it is very important to respect the culture you are visiting. You are just that, a visitor. It is not your culture, therefore you have no right to impose what you think should be going on.
Where is home, after all?
Stereotypically, when people think of an Arab, or better yet Muslim woman – the first misconceptions are that she has no rights and little choice in her life. In Tunisia, most of these misconceptions are false. That’s right, Tunisian women are viewed, by law, as equal to men. However, there are two types of laws in Tunisia.…
Hello Hola Aslema I am writing to you from the motherland, Mama Africa. It has been a week since I’ve returned home, that is, the land where I was born. I left Tunisia as a baby and it took 27 years for me to be able to return. Yet when I arrived, this land didn’t…
I have always been a cultural enigma. No one ever knew where I was “from,” or the more popular question, “what are you?”. Because “human being” is never an acceptable answer.