This book belongs to the subgenre of travel literature. At the age of twenty four, Douagi sets out on a trip from Tunisia to various Mediterranean cities. He boards a ship alongside a snobbish British woman and other European tourists who at the time were divided over their support for Nazism in Europe.
Douagi first published these writings as a series of articles in local newspapers in Tunisia in 1933-1934. They only appeared in book form after his death, when they were collected and released in 1962. This book offers a unique view of Mediterranean cities during the 1930s where Douagi documents major shifts across various countries, including the rise of Ataturk in Turkey, as well as fascism in Italy, captured in Douagi’s signature satirical style. Each of his adventures promise amusement and curiosity.
Approximate number of pages: 93 p.
Foreign rights: this book is public domain under Tunisian law