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Blue Fish

The Tunisians

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Like “Humans of New York” for Tunisia, this coffee table book tells the story of the cultural and personal diversity of real Tunisians in beautiful portraits and quotes. Meet the last rosary-maker in the country, the graphic designer turned graffiti artist, the mint seller who carts his wares from cafe to cafe in an elaborately decorated cart. These are the faces and words of today’s Tunisia. These are “The Tunisians.”


Each profile includes descriptions in Arabic, French and English
Authors: Wassim Ghozlani & Monji Bhouri
Printer: Imprimerie Boussaa
First edition, printed in 2018
ISBN 978-9938-18-001-5
6.5″ W x 8.9″ L
260 pages


To Blue Fish founder Leila Ben Gacem, Tunisia means hope. She sees a country at a geographic crossroads where cultures have collided and co-mingled, and she’s dedicated herself to telling that story. Through Blue Fish, Ben Gacem promotes and celebrates Tunisian heritage, supporting local artisans and creating sustainable economic impact by introducing their handmade work to new customers. Her favorite place to visit inside Tunisia is the Medina of Tunis, a place she describes as “dense with human and heritage stories” where there’s a new discovery around every corner.