From managing four companies to training for the Ironman Triathlon, the Bahraini entrepreneur takes a minute to talk about starting out.
A new wave of urban architects – Gregers Tang Thomsen and Selva Gurdogan have set up Superpool – an architectural studio in Istanbul that uses good design to solve social issues.
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.
Brownbook catches up with Moroccan singer Hindi Zahra in Paris
Shaweesh, a Saudi-based artist and creative director, embraces change as a he strives to create new narratives in Saudi Arabia
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.
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
Oman’s tennis player Fatma Al Nabhani finding solitude outside the court in her country’s sprawling landscapes
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.