As faculty in the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies, associate professor of French and Francophone studies Lia Brozgal, along with vice chair and professor of history Sarah Stein, recently co-edited a volume of classic Tunisian-French literature published by Stanford University Press.

“Ninette of Sin Street,” originally published in Tunis in 1938, is one of the first works of Tunisian fiction in French. Under the aegis of the Franco-Jewish organization the Alliance Israélite Universelle, “Ninette” author Vitalis Danon arrived in Tunisia and quickly adopted — and was adopted by — the local community.

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