Magma Tunis is a luminous first novel about disenchanted Tunisian youth, a few years after a Jasmine Revolution that did not keep all its promises, yet it remains a very humane portrait of the city of Tunis and its inhabitants.
Ghaylène, a young urban planner is at the end of his rope: his girlfriend is leaving him, his bathroom ceiling is collapsing and he is stagnating professionally. After a fight, he locks his fiancée in his apartment and wanders through the streets of Tunis. It will be an opportunity for some crazy encounters, each one more than the other. His wandering allows the author to paint a striking portrait of the Tunisian youth disenchanted by the Jasmin revolution. Horn horns, barking, insults, stench, heat, stray dogs, alley cats invading the city, rats proliferating: Aymen Gharbi’s highly sensory writing immerses the reader in the chaos of the city and gives a unique image of Tunis.