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 birdhouses of Istanbul, built mostly during the Ottoman era, provide not only urban shelters for birds but also pleasure for curious eyes. The houses come in various styles and can be found on facades all over the city, from churches to banks and offices.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.
Photographer Nicolas Brodard visits a lonesome and serene nightly Istanbul, the otherwise crowded and noisy Turkish megacity.Read more
Syrian photographer Osama Eid reveals his addiction to nostalgia through employing a known, old-school photography trick: painting images in colored oils.Read more
On a small street inside old Dubai’s market area, just off the main throughfare, is a small India outside of the subcontinent.Read more
Photographer Camille McOuat noticed the importance of friendship in Turkey. When wandering Istanbul’s streets, she started to take pictures of friends.Read more
Cassandra Tavukciyan has been collecting old photographs of diasporan Armenian families that survived the genocide and did not want to be forgotten.Read more