Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic

New article: Khaled Furani’s ‘Silencing the Sea’ reviewed

Electronic Intifada, 22nd January 2013

It’s impossible to capture in one review the multifaceted richness of this book. It isn’t special only because of the range of topics it interweaves and the significant questions it poses. It is also that rare thing, an academic text which is beautifully written and a genuine pleasure to read. Not only this, but the publishers have apparently decided that the subject is worth presenting well, with the intricate Arabic calligraphy of the front cover replicated throughout the book. This is an intelligent, thoughtful study, honest in its approach, complex in its contemplations and lovely in its presentation.

The full article is here.

Silencing the Sea - cover

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