Lebess… Young Generation in Post – Revolution TunisiaNovember 21st 2012
Posted by Tomasz Szustek
Dramatic and deep changes which have rolled through Tunisia after
2011’s revolution overturned the political, social and economic life
in the country.
How did the young generation find themselves in a new situation? Hopes
are mixed with disappointments. While most of the young women and men
are optimistic, a few pessimistic voices can be heard as well.
“Lebess” is a popular answer for “How’re you today” and means “fine”.
That’s the common answer on daily basis but how will it be in a few
Political and economical instability combined with recent incidents
caused by violent Salafists- radical Islamist group – undermined the
feeling of great relief and excitement which was common right after
revolution. Countryside which is already under a great influence of
Salafi movement and cosmopolitan, westernized big cities like Tunis
and Sousse need to find the way for a peaceful coexisting to ensure
stable development. Is it possible? The political experts share
different views on Tunisian future- from Islamist state to a