ABOUT JAFFAT EL AQLAM

Jaffat El Aqlam is an e-magazine that celebrates Middle Eastern artists, writers, musicians & creatives. Our goal is to be an independent publishing house that publishes work from MENA & by MENA humans who live abroad, while simultaneously creating a haven for content to be published in the world wiLD web. Our previous themes were ’blue’ & ’plants’. 


THE TEAM*

SARAH AHMED FOUNDER & CURATOR Sarah majored in Networking and Security & desperately needed a creative outlet in her life to preserve whatever was left of her sanity. She founded 'Jaffat El Aqlam' three years ago to celebrate & encourage creativity in/from the Middle East.  When she's not stressing out about university or meeting Jaffat El Aqlam's deadlines, she experiments with glitch art, film photography or watercolors, creates image macros, plays odd video games and waters her plants.      _____ sarah@jaffatelaqlam.com    





SARAH AHMED
FOUNDER & CURATOR

Sarah majored in Networking and Security & desperately needed a creative outlet in her life to preserve whatever was left of her sanity. She founded 'Jaffat El Aqlam' three years ago to celebrate & encourage creativity in/from the Middle East. 

When she's not stressing out about university or meeting Jaffat El Aqlam's deadlines, she experiments with glitch art, film photography or watercolors, creates image macros, plays odd video games and waters her plants. 

 

 

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sarah@jaffatelaqlam.com

 


 

  AMNA SAIF EDITOR  Although she prides herself on being a cynical unperfectionist, Amna Saif [ironically] wishes to live in a community where morality and aesthetics come first and foremost, one day. After receiving her BA in Humanities and Social Sciences, with a minor in English Literature, from Zayed University in 2014, she joined the PR world of the art scene in Abu Dhabi. And while seeing death slowly creep all over her avid faith in the Arts, she decided to use her knowledge in the humanities and strong background in both Arabic and English languages to sustain the remains, before it was too late, by joining the bright and brilliantly promising e-mag of Jaffat El Aqlam. _____ amna@jaffatelaqlam.com TWITTER // INSTAGRAM

 


AMNA SAIF
EDITOR 

Although she prides herself on being a cynical unperfectionist, Amna Saif [ironically] wishes to live in a community where morality and aesthetics come first and foremost, one day. After receiving her BA in Humanities and Social Sciences, with a minor in English Literature, from Zayed University in 2014, she joined the PR world of the art scene in Abu Dhabi. And while seeing death slowly creep all over her avid faith in the Arts, she decided to use her knowledge in the humanities and strong background in both Arabic and English languages to sustain the remains, before it was too late, by joining the bright and brilliantly promising e-mag of Jaffat El Aqlam.


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amna@jaffatelaqlam.com
TWITTER // INSTAGRAM

  DEENA RASHID EDITOR The only aim of life is to self-educate and activate all the potentials you were born with as a person. Perhaps by experiencing and exposing yourself to as much beauty as possible. In light of that, Deena desperately wants to be involved with a project i.e. Jaffat El Aqlam that takes the idea of aesthetics to heart and does not discriminate. Deena completed her Bachelor's in International Studies in 2015, with a very dodgy specialisation in Culture & Society, and an even dodgier minor in English Literature. She is currently in the process of researching parts of her Pakistani "ethnicity" that she may have ignored for the past 21 years. _____ deena@jaffatelaqlam.com TWITTER

 

DEENA RASHID
EDITOR

The only aim of life is to self-educate and activate all the potentials you were born with as a person. Perhaps by experiencing and exposing yourself to as much beauty as possible. In light of that, Deena desperately wants to be involved with a project i.e. Jaffat El Aqlam that takes the idea of aesthetics to heart and does not discriminate.

Deena completed her Bachelor's in International Studies in 2015, with a very dodgy specialisation in Culture & Society, and an even dodgier minor in English Literature. She is currently in the process of researching parts of her Pakistani "ethnicity" that she may have ignored for the past 21 years.


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deena@jaffatelaqlam.com
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EDITORS' NOTE:

Do not hesitate to continuously submit your pieces of poetry, short stories, prose, music and even visual art. We try our best to publish everything, but in the end, it's all about how much your pieces stand-out; so make sure you send in your best-est-est work. Collaborations and modern digital art (image macros, gifs, glitch art, alt lit etc) are actively encouraged in this space. If you have any ideas you'd like to discuss with us, feedback or constructive criticism, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Guest posts from outside the Middle East are very much welcomed with limited slots per issue. If your piece(s) isn't/aren't published after two issues, then it is likely that it won't be published. In that case, please don't be disheartened, and keep the submissions coming. 


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* illustrations by the brilliant Marwa Hamad