نهج الباشا Pacha Street by Khaoula, Tunisia (Photo Essay)

Pacha Street is one of the main veins of the Medina. It starts from Zeitouna Mosque towards Bab Swika. Everyday hundreds of kids and teens pass through Pacha Street to go to the Bacha high school or to Ben Achoor library to study and prepare for their exams.

In the previous century, Ali Pacha built his third school, Beer al-Hjar, which serves as a beacon for secular and religious learning and from it hundreds of scholars have graduated. In that street, the “colonizer” decided to build a school there for girls to raise a generation of Tunisian women who would sympathize with France and would show loyalty to the colonizer. However, instead the school created strong, educated women who are fighters for independence.

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