Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic

Show me the Money

There are few better ways to actually propel me to an exhibition than to send out ‘last day’ notifications. Hence pottering down to the People’s History Museum in Manchester with … Continue reading

January 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

New review: ‘Men of Capital’

Electronic Intifada, 14th January 2016 Defying stereotypes of Mandate-period Palestinians as divided between a distant, dislocated upper class of “notables” and a majority of uneducated, rebellious peasants, Seikaly charts the … Continue reading

January 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Newly Translated: Poems to Read for Ashraf Fayadh on January 14

There will be two readings for Ashraf in Edinburgh, one at the Department for Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies, University of Edinburgh: https://www.facebook.com/events/575671979265276/ and one at the Scottish Poetry Library … Continue reading

January 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Novels of Jewish-Muslim ‘Miscegenation’: A Thriving World

My new post for @ArabLit on Muslim-Jewish and Arab-Jewish romances in Arabic fiction: ArabLit & ArabLit Quarterly Demand for Dorit Rabinyan’s Borderlife has apparently surged since the novel was excluded from Israel’s high-school Hebrew-literature … Continue reading

January 4, 2016 · Leave a comment