Amar A. Zahr
From managing four companies to training for the Ironman Triathlon, the Bahraini entrepreneur takes a minute to talk about starting out
Bringing his passion for art from the West to East, William Wells moved to Cairo more than 25 years ago where he founded Townhouse Gallery. Founded in 1998, the gallery has sparked the city’s burgeoning art scene and has made Wells an integral player in nurturing and supporting creativity in Egypt.
Rose Issa, curator, publisher and writer talks about becoming a catalyst for visual arts and films in the Arab world
A Cairo-based initiative to encourage creativity and set up by three founders – Nada Abdel Salam, Noha Zayed and Ahmed Kamel – Studio Zafir is a concept store that offers funky home-grown Egyptian products designed by a wide range of artists and designers. The founders stock their T-shirt brand, Zafir which come in witty slogans referencing Egyptian pop culture and social issues.
Architect Tarik Al Zaharna explores his approach to materiality and space in the coastal Emirati town of Kalba.
Oman’s tennis player Fatma Al Nabhani finding solitude outside the court in her country’s sprawling landscapes
Rapper and producer Oddisee talks to Brownbook on diaspora identity and how his music is shaped by everything from field hymns to Khartoum wedding music
Born in Morocco, Hassan Hajjaj made the move to London at the age of 14 where he quickly assimilated into the vibrant local music scene. Hajjaj has gone on to become well-known for his ability to juxtapose European and Arabic influences through his various platforms.