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.
Young architect Noura Al Sayeh is changing the face of Bahrain by rehabilitating its existing urban fabric
A champion of the Saudi Arabian art community, Stephen Stapleton is the mind behind Edge of Arabia. Currently working in London, he hopes to shed a broader sense of light on Arabian art and its relevant creatives.
This British metalworker splits his time between his studio and the classroom in the UAE
Oman’s tennis player Fatma Al Nabhani finding solitude outside the court in her country’s sprawling landscapes
Fashion designer Lara Khoury on her latest collection LK Beirut and Lebanon as a driving force for creativity.
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.
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
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