Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic

Sara Maitland: Gossip from the Forest

Despite the sudden descent of a lot of extremely Arctic air onto Edinburgh yesterday evening, it was very much worth venturing out for Sara Maitland‘s unofficial launch of her latest … Continue reading

October 26, 2012 · 1 Comment

Religion or patriarchy? Iran and higher education

Western fear of Iran is largely framed in terms of religious extremism: as this interesting report from MERIP suggests, maybe some of the regime’s policies are more about undisguised patriarchy … Continue reading

October 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

New article: Adania Shibli's 'We Are All Equally Far From Love' reviewed

Electronic Intifada, 3rd October 2012 What makes this near-continuous litany of depression and melancholy bearable and sharpens its impact, are the occasional flashes of beauty which punctuate the grimness. One … Continue reading

October 3, 2012 · Leave a comment