The Women of Al-Basatin

The Women of Al-Basatin

Author: Habib Selmi

Publishing House: Dar Al-Adab

Publication Year: 2010

Genre: Novel

Number of Pages: 207

“The Women of Al-Basatin” delves into the everyday life of a humble family residing in the Al-Basatin neighborhood of Tunis, Tunisia.

The narrative primarily unfolds within this small world, dominated by a strong matriarchal presence, to reveal the larger, complex tapestry of Tunisian and, more broadly, Arab society.

The story exposes a society torn between rigid religious customs and an unsettling modernity.

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