Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic

“The sign of a civilisation in collapse”…

… is what husband called this deep-fried Mars bar: Then he ate half of it, and was converted. Deep-frying is now a Sign of Progress. Advertisements

January 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

New article: A guide to Nablus

From Red Pepper magazine, February 2012 Leaving behind Ramallah and Bethlehem, with their expat communities and religious tour groups, what of the West Bank’s other cities? Sleepy desert Jericho? Hebron, … Continue reading

February 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Khader Adnan

For the last week or so, I’ve woken up most days wondering if Khader Adnan is still alive. Adnan is a from a small village near the West Bank city … Continue reading

February 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

DIY Friday

Somewhat inadvertently, I’ve developed a new Friday evening ritual. Over the last few weeks a fluid group of activists – Palestinians, internationals and Israelis – have started tweeting live reports … Continue reading

January 21, 2011 · 2 Comments

Tour Down Under in Unley

This evening, thanks to councillor father-in-law, a planned wander around the Tour Down Under stage carnival on King William Road in Unley turned into free wine, canapes and thoroughly lardy … Continue reading

January 19, 2011 · 1 Comment

Dreaming of Palestinian food…

Tonight I’m editing together the ‘eating’ section of the Nablus chapter for Bradt’s Palestine guidebook. That means I’m in danger of dribbling on my mother-in-law’s couch, and will have to … Continue reading

January 18, 2011 · 2 Comments

Eating local in Adelaide

OK, so I’m homesick and missing my girlfriends and my cats, but there are upsides to life in sunny (very, today, stupidly hot) Adelaide. One of them is the food … Continue reading

January 6, 2011 · Leave a comment