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1946 - Bourguiba and Emir Shakib Tunisian nationalist and future President of Tunisia Habib Bourguiba with Lebanese Druze notable and Pan Islamic nationalist Emir Shakib Arslan. Emir Shakib’s personality, his Lebano-European experience, his earlier role as an Ottoman official, and his franco-Arab socio-cultural background, all helped him play a major role in creating an organic link between the movements for independence in the Maghreb and Mashreq countries. The activities of the Emir were publicized by Eltaher in his newspapers.

A street was named after Emir Shakib in the Marsa neighbourhood north of the Tunisian capital following Tunisia’s independence in 1956. His name was also given to a number of streets across Morocco.

Photograph taken in October 1946 in Geneva two months before Emir Shakib died.

© Studio Jullien - Geneva
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