Tunisia: The Poetry of Revolution
Source: Al Jazeera
Tunisia’s uprisings were started neither by political action nor a military coup, but by a regime of banners and chants.
The uprisings in Tunisia were started neither by political action nor a military coup led by officers or opposition parties. Instead, the blade raised against the regime was made of banners and chants.
And none cut more deeply than Abu al-Qasim al-Shabbi’s poem, The Will to Live, which begins: “When the people demand freedom, Destiny must surely respond.”