Samir, a Sunni Muslim doctor from Mosul, fled IS and is now working in a Shiite Muslim suburb – but he retains a secret identity at the hospital.Read more
Places carry memory. 100 years later, photographer Larissa Araz documented Kamp Armen and Terchoonian Home Orphanage, two homes for orphans of the Armenian genocide.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.
Moroccan designer and artist Yassine Morabite portrays icons with a quentissential Moroccan icon – the deep red, signature fez.Read more
Turkish photographer Cihad Caner shot polaroids in and around Aleppo: with his neon-scribbled photos he wants to portray those who remainRead more
Matthieu Gafsou est un jeune photographe suisse qui vit et travaille à Lausanne. Ses clichés, de nature documentaire, questionnent les notions d’espace et de territoire, notamment à travers l’homme et son habitat. Mashallah News présente ici son dernier travail, terres compromises, série de 45 images effectuées en octobre 2010 lors d’un voyage d’un mois en […]Read more
Youth group TÖDİ campaigns for university students detained for political reasons, staging protests, monitoring trials and providing information about their situation.Read more
Tarlabaşı has long been a neighbourhood where Turkey’s most marginalised communities live. Close to the prosperous heart of the city, the area represents the world of ‘the other’.Read more