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Tunis bookbinder ‘giving lifestyles’ to feeble manuscripts

Tunis, Tunisia – Mohamed Ben Sassi gingerly lifts the gold-trimmed leather cover and the book cracks open down the middle, pulled down by the weight of hundreds of beige pages inside. They are discoloured and chipped along the edges, but the black, Arabic script printed on each page is clear. “Two-hundred-and-fifty years,” Ben Sassi says, as…