Ces derniers mois, le Liban bruisse de rumeurs sur une éventuelle dévaluation de sa monnaie, et l’extrême endettement du pays n’y aide pas.Read more
The health of the Lebanese pound and the ability of the state to pay back its debt are indeed closely related in the minds of all Lebanese, as the country is deeply indebted.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.
Tanya Traboulsi is a staunch supporter of the Lebanese underground scene. She also represents it: for years, she has been taking pictures of its development.Read more
In a former madrasa near the grand bazar is a small craftsmen workshop. There are four men working, sitting on small stools. They are carpet repairers.Read more
At the clinic of doctor Adel Abd El Malek Ghali in Ezbet El-Nakhl in Cairo, where 6000+ people work with collecting and recycling the city’s daily waste.Read more
During the last decade, Ramadan in Dubai has become more & more commercialised. Still, in parts of the city, communal outdoors iftars bring people together.Read more
Photographer Laura El-Tantawy began documenting the everyday life of Egyptians before the revolution: now, she continues portraying the post-Mubarak era.Read more