Sons of Mimosa

Ines Abassi  |  The AFAC Novel Writing Program  |  2016  |  Tunisia
This is the story of two Tunisian brothers, Habib and Noureddine, who immigrated to the United States in the seventies. On the surface, you would think the story is about Habib, the older brother who immigrated to America after a series of coincidences that begin in Paris and go on to Chicago in the seventies, when in fact this story is Tunisia. This story is about Habib, but it’s also about his brother Noureddine who joined him in America, only to disappear after less than a year for a reason that remains unknown. Where they separated because of a woman or because of Palestine? Did Noureddine disappear because of a mysterious murder? Was he the murderer or the victim? A series of intertwined events that Jihan, Habib’s daughter, tries to narrate.