My Mother’s Glasses is an autobiographical novel and a prison memoir. Ezzeddine Hazgui is a left-wing militant who belonged to a political movement called “Perspective” or “El Amal Ettounsi” (The Tunisian worker). The novel mainly focuses on the several years Hazgui spent in the Borj Erroumi prison, from 1973 to 1979, as a result of his political activism within the clandestine organisation during the dictatorship era of Habib Bourguiba. It recounts both serious and amusing anecdotes about his time in prison, including the discussions held with his comrades, their daily life, their relationships and their struggles with the prison authorities and guards, as well as other memories prior to his incarceration. Hazgui offers a lively insight into the political and cultural life in the city of Sfax and narrates more personal memories related to his own experience, his family history, his discovery of the world as a child or his unfulfilled expectations after independence.
Approximate number of pages: 215p.
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