By : CoOL BuRn

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img_i1370_kabletunisi56The ancient city of Kebili is one of the unique places in the world to visit, as a historic milestone or as a touristic area.
FB_IMG_1486857241870I love to go there. I sit and have a cup of home made coffee from a woman who decided to kind of stay there with her daughter from sunrise to sunset, eat the “Mtabga”, a meal i always ask mom to cook for me, and i start my amncipation.

FB_IMG_1487370802089I feel some kind of freedom there. I envy the people who lived or used to live there.
Tourists used to come to visit this ancient city in an excessive way, we assign people to narrate its history for them meanwhile so they can feel the spirit.

FB_IMG_1487587286369Mom knows some stories. She wasn’t born there but she lived there as she goes to visit her relatives and grandies and stays for weeks.
FB_IMG_1487587295790The way people lived there was so simple and lovely.
FB_IMG_1487587318432Weddings used to last for 6 days, 7 nights.. millstone wheat to cook loafs and food for the guests, night parties, wedding games… and the last night, they take the bride on a decorated Camel to her new home.

FB_IMG_1487587328801How a man choose his future wife is so interesting to know. There are two ways to do that, either he sees her in a celebration or in the market and then he sends his father to propose her from her father, or, some families used to nominate their girls in the age of 13 or 14 for someone as his future wife, til she grows up and she marry him. FB_IMG_1487589834675No harrasing, no lies and no problems that lead to divorce.
FB_IMG_1487589956125There used to be a considerable market in which locals sell their goods and handcrafts, also, traders come from Western North of Tunisia and from other countries on Camels loaded with wheat and barley to exchange them with dates and fodder and feed.

FB_IMG_1487589982909No TVs, no internet, kids used to make circles around grownups to listen to their stories, some stories were true, others were imaginary but funny.
FB_IMG_1487589993282Now imagine yourself in the ancient city of Kebili, looking at it, listening to how people used to live there, pictures rolling in your mind, isn’t it beautiful?…
FB_IMG_1487590005347Now imagine that infact, noone is there…..
FB_IMG_1487590043333That this treasure is vanishing and only few knows about it, or even worst, almost noone cares.. isn’t it painful?
Days of Nostalgia, a manifestation of 2 days organized by my association, a group of youths in an attempt to revive the ancient city of Kebili, introduce that history to the upcoming generations and to people from other countries. Last year, this manifestation witnessed a success. FB_IMG_1487590114115This year, we will make this manifestation in April and we will do better hopefully. I advise you all to come and visit, to live what you never lived before.

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About Cool Burn Hatem

Hatem Dhwibi, a.k.a CooL Burn. A black guy from South Tunisia, kebili. Born in the second of december, 1988, but for him, he's not born yet. His life, the life he's looking forward didn't start yet. Cool Burn is the nickname he picked up for himself as a reflection of his person. Cool because he smiles, whether its time for a smile or not, he says : "i smile because i can". Burn, because he's burning from the inside, flames no one knows about, may be even no one could understand, so he's keeping himself a secret. Graduated from the higher institute of languages as an english teacher, he got the impression of his teachers and colleges especially during oral presentation sessions. He wanted to carry on courses but life didn't want him to. He lives in big-small city in the south. Big in space but small in content. He says : "dreams is what keeps me alive" He is ambitious, his dreams has no limits. He achieved some and still struggling for the rest. His father died when he was 13 years old, that left him a scar. 13 years after the death, he made the first song about his father called "R.i.P dad", in which he describes what happened that day and what he felt and of course using english language, making a duet with his friend whose father died recently. Music for him is a release, a remedy, so he writes, sometimes he records when able, other times he just keep his verses on papers. His mom is his first lady, he says :" no one and nothing comes before mom even i" Not much seen in his life but enough for him to learn how to survive. Contact info: Email : hatem.dhwibi@gmail.com Facebook : Hatem Cool Burn Fone : +216 28 086 670