“Write it down, I am an Arab!” Mahmoud Dariwsh famously stated, in defence of his Palestinian identity and his dedication to nationhood.
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I was on the road, on my way to somewhere. I had been traveling for some time, crossing lands, seas, cities and borders.
What is a photo album? Is it documentation of lives interwoven? Is it evidence of our place in time, of moments captured – both mundane and significant – reflecting our own humanity back to us? I look back at images of my family in the 90s before I was born and I am able to […]
Various components makes Tunisias capital city so interesting and overwhelming the same time. Noisy streets filled with overlaid voices of all sorts of people who want to sell something, groups of loudly laughing students, honking cars,
A Tweet from @ramoumaaa asks, “does your mom know you put a shirt on your head and mock her accent on the internet or should i tell her”, which got me thinking about those videos which my brother and I love to share between ourselves, and our parents too. The ones where immigrant kids will […]
Dalia Al-Dujaili Column: Meditations on Arab cleanliness and the surprising controversy of washing your butt
It was one of the focal points of the ‘uncivilised’ discourse that erupted earlier this year on social media when western news broadcasters – consciously or not – conflated Middle Eastern refugees with backwardness and barbarism. The shattaf suddenly became used by our communities as a civilising tool; a feature of daily Arab life that […]
Preorder our 4th issue. The topic and cover will be revealed once it get published. Our focus lies on Greater Middle Eastern (MeNa) art and culture. About 200 pages offset-printed and perfect bound, full color on uncoated paper. Dimension 230×300 mm. Printed in Germany.
The Greater Middle East Volume 3 An insight into the Greater Middle Eastern art scene and a debut to a new chapter of This Orient. The richness of specialities, the pure potential and authenticity of Middle Eastern and North African regions needs to be explored and shared with the world.
“Mino e’reed chai?” my mum will bellow from my grandma’s tiny kitchen, located at the very top of the block of flats. The sound of her rhetorical question is perhaps one of the sweetest and most comforting in my ear. Of course I want chai. As we – ‘we’ being whatever assortment of cousins, aunties […]
– Leftover from our last print fundraiser – Fundraiser to help people affected by the war in Ukraine. We want to donate the proceeds to non-profit organizations helping Ukrainian civilians, refugees.