Lebess… Young Generation in Post – Revolution Tunisia

November 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
years time?

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
Western-style democracy.

 

1. Aicha, student, hopes for job after graduation
1. Aicha, student, hopes for job after graduation
2. Poet Majd Mastoura performs at the Amnesty International meeting in Tunis
2. Poet Majd Mastoura performs at the Amnesty International meeting in Tunis
3. Hosni, student, an optimist, hopes for not only political but also cultural change
3. Hosni, student, an optimist, hopes for not only political but also cultural change
4. Men sitting in street café, Tunis
4. Men sitting in street café, Tunis
5. Students in Tunis
5. Students in Tunis
6. Lotfi, egg seller in Tunis
6. Lotfi, egg seller in Tunis
7. Young women on the street of Tunis
7. Young women on the street of Tunis
8. Billard club, Kairouan
8. Billard club, Kairouan
9. Asma and Ahmed at the park, Tunis
9. Asma and Ahmed at the park, Tunis
10. Late evening in the café, Kairouan
10. Late evening in the café, Kairouan
11. Street scene in Tunis
11. Street scene in Tunis
12. Tarek, mobile phone seller
12. Tarek, mobile phone seller
13. Friday prayer in the front of El Fateh mosque in Tunis
13. Friday prayer in the front of El Fateh mosque in Tunis
14. Ayman, hopes of bigger influence of Islam in Tunisa
14. Ayman, hopes of bigger influence of Islam in Tunisa
15. Street scene  in Tunis
15. Street scene in Tunis
16. Students in Tunis
16. Students in Tunis
17. Playing cards in Tunis café
17. Playing cards in Tunis café
18. Muhammad, a pessimist, blames politicians for corruption
18. Muhammad, a pessimist, blames politicians for corruption
19. Souha, student from Tunis, believes in progress in Tunisia
19. Souha, student from Tunis, believes in progress in Tunisia
20. Friends on the street of Tunis
20. Friends on the street of Tunis
21.  Jeweher, student from Tunis
21. Jeweher, student from Tunis
22. Adel, student from Sousse
22. Adel, student from Sousse
23. Couple in Sidi Bou Said
23. Couple in Sidi Bou Said
24. Street in Sousse
24. Street in Sousse
25. Street scene in Kairouan
25. Street scene in Kairouan