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Fighting words

Monia Mazigh embraces fiction as a political act and as a means of inserting the “humorous into the tragic”

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ILLUSTRATION BY RACHEL IDZERDA

A mid the political anxieties of our time, Monia Mazigh’s latest novel, Hope HasTwo Daughters, presents a historical milieu where some of the worst-case scenarios already exist. In 2010 Tunisia, press freedom is non-existent, with all major newspapers toeing the government line; human rights activists and journalists are often jailed; and Muslims are persecuted for openly practising their faith.

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