• language

    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.

  • night-series-155

    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.

  • ROUTES-banner-desktop-2

    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.

  • humourr1banner

    From political satire to absurd jokes, from cartoons to stand-up comedy, amidst the political turmoil, humour is taking new forms across the region.

  • fate1banner

    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.

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Rana Jarbou

Rana Jarbou

Rana has passionately been researching and documenting graffiti and street art across the Arab world since 2007, in search for counter-narratives of the Arab identity. Her ongoing project, 1001 Walls,… Read more

Cihan Tekay

Cihan Tekay is currently based in Brooklyn, New York, but comes from Istanbul. She co-edits Jadaliyya's Turkey page and writes and teaches about gender, labor, history, governmentality, modernisation, infrastructures and… Read more
Mike Chevreuil

Mike Chevreuil

Mike is a French cinematographer, focusing on social and cultural life in Istanbul. He speaks English and Turkish. Read more
Paola Salwan Daher

Paola Salwan Daher

Paola Salwan Daher is the author of Oublier Alep, a book published by the Lebanese publishing house Tamyras. She has also contributed to collective works such as Nuits Beyrouthines and… Read more