Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic

Publishing job at Pluto

One of my (for obvious reasons) favourite publishers is advertising a job! A rare opportunity to get into left-wing/independent publishing in London (if you’re foolish enough to want to live … Continue reading

November 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Intoxicating Rose Garden

One of the joys of being a student is the discounts. Not in noisy pubs, but in Edinburgh’s wide range of music and theatrical venues. As has been observed many … Continue reading

November 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Sunday in Gaza

This is a brief account of the past night in Gaza, from Dr Mona el-Farra. Dr Mona is an extraordinary woman, a medical doctor by profession and a tireless activist … Continue reading

November 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Gaza and the internet…

It seems fitting, since I’ve spent today holed up in bed with my impressive collection of germs and my trusty PC, that my new heroes are the faceless geeks at … Continue reading

November 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

"Silence for Gaza" – Mahmoud Darwish

Gaza is far from its relatives and close to its enemies, because whenever Gaza explodes, it becomes an island and it never stops exploding. It scratched the enemy’s face, broke … Continue reading

November 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Attacks on Gaza… again

As usual, the Western media’s idea of reporting Israel’s latest set of attacks on Gaza is to interview Israeli politicians and military spokespersons, and the occasional outside pundit. By way … Continue reading

November 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Ditching Amazon

Inspired by a recent feature from my old employers, Ethical Consumer magazine, I’ve finally taken down my Amazon affiliate links from this site. I should have done it years ago, … Continue reading

November 2, 2012 · 1 Comment