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About the Festival

Conceived as a forum for dialogue between cultures, World Nomads is FIAF’s biennial celebration of 21st-century transculturalism in the Francophone world. This May, the festival returns for its fifth edition to explore the rich arts and culture of Tunisia just two years after the Arab Spring.

Geographically situated at the epicenter of the European, Maghreb, and African worlds, Tunisia has served as an essential point of passage for people and ideas since ancient times. Today, following the events of January 2011, a groundswell of artistic innovation and experimentation permeates the country, anchoring it as a hub for intellectual and artistic dialogue reaching far beyond the Mediterranean region.

World Nomads Tunisia brings some of the most influential contemporary artistic figures active in Tunisia today to New York, including dynamic female leaders who are re-energizing Tunisia. Co-presented with leading Tunisian and U.S. cultural institutions, the festival is dedicated to advancing critical thinking about this vibrant country as it carves out a new identity post-revolution.

World Nomads Tunisia is presented under the direction of Marie-Monique Steckel, President of FIAF; Lili Chopra, Artistic Director of FIAF; Tony Guerrero, Director of Visual Arts at FIAF; Elizabeth Krief Manardo, Advisor and President of the World Nomads Tunisia Committee; Leila Souissi, Co-curator of Visual Arts; and Karim Maatoug, Programming Advisor.

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Learn more about Tunisia at
FIAF's Haskell Library

FIAF's Haskell Library is thrilled to present this bibliography of fiction, non-fiction, and literary books from its collection about Tunisia. To borrow these and other items from the Library's extensive collection, become a FIAF Members!



2013 Brochure

Past Editions

2011: Morocco

2010: Lebanon

2009: Haiti

2008: Africa

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