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Fdaouis, the traditional bards or storytellers of Tunisia, have nearly died out in the modern world. Yet while the ritual of listening to stories in public squares survives only in memory, a new generation of storytellers are reviving and renovating the art form.
Around 100 captive Atlas lions with a genetic connection to the Moroccan royal collection remain around the world. Can we emulate the lion’s courage and bravery to save it from extinction? Instead of being a mere memory, the animal belongs to a breathing, living world. It can be saved with timely action.
For me, it’s the olfactory sense that first awakens the resurgence of childhood recollections, and the first trip to Tunisia that we took together. I remember the aroma released by a jasmine plant that we had outside the window of our family home.