Maha Sudairi talks about coming back to Jeddah and building a team of individuals that want to leave a mark with their work.
From managing four companies to training for the Ironman Triathlon, the Bahraini entrepreneur takes a minute to talk about starting out
The Iranian-British-American film director, screenwriter and university professor Tina Gharavi is currently making a gangster film about Iranian women in 1980s Paris. She speaks to Brownbook on collective amnesia, the lack of empathetic storytelling, and why she relocated to Newcastle, UK.
With his wealth of humanistic beliefs and intellectual aspirations, Redha Moali quit his job as a banker at the BNP Paribas in Geneva to found Dar Al Mamun – an international residency center for artists and literary translators that features an exhibition space and a social sciences library that stocks books in Arabic, French and English.
Visit the former Prime Minister of Belize, who talks about life in his humble Caribbean country and a hitchhiking journey to Palestine in the 1960s
Tamari was a celebrated artist of the Palestinian diaspora who lived out the later half of his life in Tokyo with his wife Kyoko and two daughters
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.
Grammy award-winning jazz musician, Fathy Salama has established himself as an influential force in the Egyptian music scene. He is most known for bridging the gap between modern and traditional music through performances with artists from different countries such as American jazz musician, Al Di Meola.
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