Tunisian water engineer Amine Draoui left the city behind for a life in sync with nature. Now, Draoui’s life is perfectly synchronised with nature’s rhythm. ‘I start my day with the sun,’ he says. ‘I’m bound by it and can’t sleep longer because when it rises all the animals demand their breakfast.’
— Made available by Jean-Marc Joseph and Folch Studio
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
Anissa Helou on a life of style, from Hamra to a Sicilian hillside
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
Artist and founder of the Beirut Art Residency, Amar A Zahr explains the importance of dialogue between artists and how residencies leave their imprint in the local community.
A moment with Baghdad-based artist, Zahraa Al-Baghdadi.
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
Uncovering and preserving Kuwait’s urban history, architect Zahra Ali Baba reflects on her research, the practice of architectural conservation and the importance of history in the development of Kuwait
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.