Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic

New article: Iman Aoun of Ashtar Theatre interviewed

From Electronic Intifada, 27th April 2012 “When they [the Globe] invited us to participate, they suggested Richard II. The Globe had seen Richard II as somehow relevant to our kind … Continue reading

April 27, 2012 · 1 Comment

Women of the Egyptian revolution

Many thanks to my friend Kolya, who has been sending me episodes from Leil-Zahra Mortada‘s series of interviews with women involved in the Egyptian revolution. This is one of them, … Continue reading

April 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Leila Khaled biography – London book launch

It’s looking like I’ll be finding the time to do at least two book launch events for my forthcoming Leila Khaled biography in the UK, one in Manchester – details … Continue reading

April 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

New article: Mourid Barghouti reviewed

From Electronic Intifada, 19th April 2012: I didn’t think I was a big fan of the exiled poet Mourid Barghouti until I read I Was Born There, I Was Born … Continue reading

April 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

UK Immigration vs art, sanity (again)

Disappointed to receive this message this morning, from the wonderful ‘ud player Khyam Allami: Due to some very unfortunate circumstances beyond our control, we’ve had to start the Double Duo … Continue reading

April 13, 2012 · 1 Comment

A decade of The Wall

Just over ten years ago, I remember rumours going round about a wall that the Israeli state was planning to build. It would go around the entire West Bank, the … Continue reading

April 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Ghassan Zaqtan

M. Lynx Qualey notes here that Palestinian poet Ghassan Zaqtan was supposed to be touring in the US this month, but a week into his planned dates still has no … Continue reading

April 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

Independent travel in Palestine

This month’s Wanderlust magazine features a full-length piece on independent travel in Palestine, written by Matthew Teller, author of the Rough Guide to Jordan and a seemingly unending list of … Continue reading

April 2, 2012 · 2 Comments