[…] Before the revolution, the walls were completely blank: “It wasn’t just the government that was erasing the writing from the city walls. It was also the citizens, who deemed writing revolutionary statements on the walls pointless if nothing ever changed. But when the revolution started, suddenly everybody wanted to have a say in politics.”
Whereas in other countries graffiti is mostly decorative, 99 per cent of it in Tunisia is political. In her book Luce uses the writing as a key to understanding the period of transition in Tunisia – from the 2011 revolution to the elections in 2014 – pointing out transformations and contradictions.
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di Luce Lacquaniti