• 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.

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    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.

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

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    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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Sam McNeil

Sam McNeil is a multimedia journalist concerned with justice. He has written articles from the southern and eastern Mediterranean, filmed and photographed in the Levant, authored a southern African travelogue… Read more
Tala Abu Rahmeh

Tala Abu Rahmeh

Tala Abu Rahmeh is a poet and author, born in Amman but originally from Yaffa. After moving to Ramallah, living through the second intifada and graduating from Birzeit University, she… Read more
Jay Cassano

Jay Cassano

Jay Cassano is a senior writer at FastCoLabs covering the intersection of technology and politics, and edits Jadaliyya's Turkey section. Read more