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.
Moroccan designer and artist Yassine Morabite portrays icons with a quentissential Moroccan icon – the deep red, signature fez.Read more
Following countries like Lebanon and Egypt, Saudi Arabia’s street art and graffiti movement has been growing in spite of the censorship.Read 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
Champollion is a busy street in the middle of Cairo’s Wust el-Balad. The street is both residential and thriving with activity, lined as it is with car mechanics, workshops, sidewalk cafes and small shops. Champollion Street is also home to Cairo’s most famous koshary joint, Abu Tarek, and the formerly glorious palace-turned-boys’-school from 1896. As […]Read more
In post-Mubarak Cairo, history is being written on the walls with spray cans, stencils and paint.Read more