Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic

The first 9/11 – forty years on

September 11th is now, of course, remembered chiefly for Al-Qaeda’s attack on the World Trade Centre. Which, whatever evils the US government may have committed, and whatever horrors global capitalism … Continue reading

September 10, 2013 · 1 Comment

Why I’m not getting a smartphone (for as long as possible)

One of the few irritations of an absolutely amazing two years on Edinburgh University’s Arab World Studies MSc has been the background pressure to get a smartphone. Or an iPad. … Continue reading

September 3, 2013 · 14 Comments