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.
These black and white posters are from the gazino culture heyday of the 1960s and 1970s, when the most famous singers of the time attracted big crowds.Read more
Şener Yılmaz Aslan photographs commuters through the sliding doors of Istanbul’s metro: here is her series TavafRead more
“Assorti hit” is a photo essay by Elturan Mammadov paying tribute to the local Azerbaijani musicians.Read more
Small-scale shop facades in the UAE are essentially an extension of who the shop keepers are and can be considered windows into small eco-systems.Read more
When I first met Koray, on Burgaz island, with a coffee in his hand & a cigarette between his lips, he was grooming the horses slowly & gently.Read more