Feiza Abidi

The impa­ct of French Colo­ni­a­lism on Tunisia

As a citizen of a nati­ve coun­try Tuni­sia, which was once colo­nized by the French, I have thought deeply about the impa­ct that French colo­ni­a­lism made on our pre­sent sta­te and peop­le. It is real­ly a con­tro­ver­si­al issue; some Tuni­si­ans think that the French influ­en­ce is posi­ti­ve; howe­ver others belie­ve that it is nega­ti­ve. So I’m going to talk about the most important effects befo­re and after inde­pen­den­ce in 1956, with more focus on the impa­ct nowa­days. To start with, it is obvious I didn’t wit­ness colo­niza­tion, but I live its impa­ct on me and socie­ty. Tuni­sia was the first […]