SWALIF Publishing House is an independent collective based in the UAE with the goal of providing Youth in the SWANA region an avenue through which they are able to propose, produce, and propel their work into actualized projects.
Encapsulated Volume 1: Photoessays on Khaleejiness works as a meeting ground between intellectual and cultural thought around what the Khaleeji experience entails to a newer generation of our society.
This book considers the works of curated youth Khaleeji photographers, commentary by the SWALIF editors, and external writing contributions by cultural practitioners.
Identity, a practice that is constantly innovated and reshaped, is exciting to some but frightening to others. Therefore, the book aims to question the legitimacy of attempting to define the Khaleeji identity and ultimately conclude that Khaleejiness is a new plane where we currently roam upon, experiencing both the confinement and freedom of our space and self-realization.