Here is a list with our favourite all-time reads, from each of Mashallah’s co-founders and current and former editors. Enjoy!Read more
Après des années de lutte avec leurs anciens patrons, le collectif Özgür Kazova gère une usine textile et aspire à créer un modèle de travail équitable.Read more
More than a tool for reflecting what is, language is also a means of producing the real. It also has subversive potential – the ability to speak new kinds of selves, communities and solidarities into being, to resurrect mute narratives and resuscitate those that are running out of breath.
The night has a special kind of intimacy. A slower pace, a sense that time is moving in other directions. Places turn unfamiliar in the dark; people look different, do things differently. The night is a pause from life during the day, but also a world entirely of its own.
What alternative Middle Easts have existed, are existing and, perhaps one day, could exist within and beyond differently imagined borders? ROUTES brings together narratives that will (literally) guide readers down forgotten, hidden and potential paths to erased, obscured and proposed Middle Easts.
From political satire to absurd jokes, from cartoons to stand-up comedy, amidst the political turmoil, humour is taking new forms across the region.
For the first time ever, Mashallah features new fiction from the region: six emerging writers look at the ‘fate’ and potential futures of the Middle East.
Eating anti-capitalism: Gezi park protesters set a communal street table as the demonstrations coincided with Ramadan.Read more
This photo series by Spanish photographer Dani Lagartofernández gathers portraits of 13 women working actively to attain peace in Palestine and Israel.Read more
Saints and altars are without a doubt the main feature of Sioufi’s streets, a quiet neighborhood in Eastern Beirut whose walls are covered with crosses.Read more
Burak Arıkan is a pioneer on Turkey’s contemporary art scene. His works, which span software programming, electronics, networks and maps, are at the crossroads of the digital and the real world.Read more
Hassan’s white hair betrayed his age, yet his youthful black eyes beckoned me. I asked a question which seemed odd: Are you happy with what you are doing?Read more