the short story project

The Last Arab Man

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The Last Arab Man by Maha Jouini

There is a long history of stories concerning women and seduction that usually end with men, even prophets, falling in love. This is another story of seduction. Its protagonists are a Tunisian blogger and community activist in her thirties, who is well-versed in seduction and who casts her net wide for men, and a handsome older man stepped in oriental culture and with a history of political involvement. Fate ensnares him online in her virtual nets. So begins a game of seduction from both sides. Maha Jouini relates here two histories of the game of seduction played out against each other.