The Love Notes from Tunis series is the true story of a young man's recent experience teaching American culture and politics at a Tunisian university, and the year's struggle for empathy and intimacy... More > between clashing individuals, lovers and cultures.
The memoir is particularly timely considering recent political turmoil and revolutions fueled by young people throughout the Middle East. Candid discussions on sexuality, racism, globalization and issues of democracy and justice allow young Tunisian Muslims to speak in their own voices to confront and explore mutual prejudices, misconceptions and stereotypes. Challenging dialogue unfolds, such as deconstructing American gangster rap and transgender identity with classrooms of women in hijabs and men hostile to authority.
What emerges is an uplifting account of relationships--the painful yet rewarding search for understanding, friendship and romance between people chancing a crossroad of Islam and the West.< Less