“L’avenue ta9ra” — or “The Avenue Reads — is a collective celebration of the written word and Tunisians’ right to experience it.
And what if we took over the avenue? Not with our chanting and demonstrations, but with our books. As usual, the idea is simple: on Wednesday April 18 from 5pm, we’ll head to the avenue, and for an hour sit in cafés, on benches, on steps, a book in hand. It’s not necessary to get to know each other, talk to each other…We’ll recognise each other just by holding a book. It will be the first silent demonstration on the avenue, with no political demand; we want to prove and show that Tunisians read, that those who will change the world are those that read.
It is time to remember that our people are engaged, educated and literate.
Invite your friends, come in great numbers, let’s create the event.
To your books!!!
The Arabic is slightly different, ending: فمن لا يقرأ لا يغير التاريخ. (For he who does not read does not change history.)
Well, what are you waiting for!
Wonderful pictures from Fatima Riahi (@arabicca1):
Many more photos: