A list with some of our favourite storytellers/sharers and initiatives from across the UAE. Enjoy!Read more
We hope to eliminate a stereotypical perception of Arab women, replacing it with stories of smart and creative artists who have important world views to share.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.
Samar Hazboun’s latest project, “Beyond checkpoints,” documents the often forgotten stories of Palestinian women who have given birth at Israeli checkpointsRead more
A postcard from Damascus brought this illustrator to take his pens and sketchbooks and go draw life in the Syrian capital.Read more
The Keshta family, originally from Rafah, lives on both sides of the border between Gaza and Egypt.Read more
The Egyptian youth: the spark of the revolution, famous or anonymous, disappeared from the screens. I keep finding faces that are no more — or are slowly fading away…Read more
Şener Yılmaz Aslan photographs commuters through the sliding doors of Istanbul’s metro: here is her series TavafRead more