Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic

New review: Raja Shehadeh's 'Occupation Diaries'

Electronic Intifada, 31st August 2012 Occupation Diaries spans a two-year period, from December 2009 to December 2011. As such, it touches on major events that will be familiar to most … Continue reading

August 31, 2012 · Leave a comment

Translation: 'Feero', by Shafeeq Taha al-Nobany

A second piece of co-translation with Yousef Hamdan, again published in The Arab Review, 25th August 2012 I knew that Samir was a troublemaker by nature, but I never expected … Continue reading

August 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

Adania Shibli's 'Touch' reviewed: guest blog for Arablit

ArabLit, 20th August 2012 This is a startlingly real portrait of the world from a young child’s perspective, laden with colours, textures, sensations and occasional bemusement, and it is a … Continue reading

August 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

New article: 'After Zionism' reviewed

Electronic Intifada, 15th August 2012 After Zionism: One State for Israel and Palestine is a new collection of essays edited by Antony Loewenstein and Ahmed Moor. It is important to … Continue reading

August 15, 2012 · 2 Comments

Adventures in co-translation: guest blog for ArabLit

Arablit, 14th August 2012 So what have been the pros and cons of this style of working? I’ll start off by giving some of Yousef’s responses to that question. “Firstly, … Continue reading

August 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

Postgrad internship at Arabia Books

I would bloody love to do this. Life circumstances don’t permit, so I hope someone else has an amazing time doing it instead: Centre for the Advanced Study of the … Continue reading

August 1, 2012 · Leave a comment