This book is essentially the story of the fellahin of Medjerda—their experiences and understanding of their experiences with European colonizers and developers. It is concerned with colonial imagery and its persistence in the post-colonial period under Habib Bourguiba in the Republic of Tunisia.
Introduction 1. Land and Cynicism 2. Uneasy Dualisms 3. Local Distinctions 4. Debates over Mentality 5. Strategies of the Fellahin 6. Access to the Souri World 7. Mutual Disenchantments