• 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.

  • 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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Alexander Christie-Miller

Alexander Christie-Miller

Alexander is a writer, journalist, and photographer based in Istanbul, where he is a correspondent for the Times of London, Newsweek and the Christian Science Monitor. 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
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Sophie Chamas

Sophie Chamas joined the editorial team of Mashallah News in 2013. She is a Lebanese writer currently based in Beirut. Never quite capable of settling down, she continues to think… Read more


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