Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic

Nick Hildyard on research – good or bad?

Manchester Climate Monthly has just published this video of an extended interview with Nick Hildyard of the Corner House, talking about research – its ethics, its dangers and benefits, and … Continue reading

February 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

New article: Edinburgh exhibits Nakba memorial plans

Electronic Intifada, 10th October 2013 Omar Mohammad is sensitive to the danger that to create a monument to something is to place it in the past, to declare it to … Continue reading

October 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

New article: Palestinian artist John Halaka interviewed

Electronic Intifada, 30th August 2013 “I’ve faced quite a few problems, resistance to my work. In the US, if an artist makes work that addresses the Palestinian situation — and … Continue reading

August 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

New article: Nihad Sirees interviewed

The Arab Review, 28th May 2013 Sitting in the foyer of a London hotel, Sirees looks tired and a little dazed, but is cheerfully talkative.“The news every day affects me … Continue reading

May 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

New article: Marilyn Booth interviewed

One of the most exciting things about being based at Edinburgh University’s Dept of Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies for the past two years has been people who make up … Continue reading

May 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

New article: Palestinian-Scottish bilingual poetry collection

Electronic Intifada, 1st May 2013 In 2003, Iyad Hayatleh and Tessa Ransford met during a project to introduce Scottish and refugee poets to one another. Hayatleh is a Palestinian “double … Continue reading

May 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

New article: Cairo remains dependent on US aid

Electronic Intifada, 10th April 2013 While some Palestinians and their supporters saw a ray of light in the election of Mohammed Morsi and his government’s apparent solidarity with Gaza when … Continue reading

April 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

New article: London’s P21 gallery and the ‘Refractions’ show

Electronic Intifada, 5th February 2013 Even more shocking, perhaps, is [Laila Shawa‘s] video work “Gaza Fashion Week,” which shows a woman clad in a jilbab (a loose-fit coat) and headscarf … Continue reading

February 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

New article: Khyam Allami interviewed

The Arab Review, 12th June 2012 “Allami – raised in Syria and London, of Iraqi origins – is hard to pin down. His projects range from debut album Resonance/Dissonance (nominated … Continue reading

June 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

New article: British Mandate in Palestine – upcoming exhibition at the Brunei Gallery

Electronic Intifada, 21st May 2012: The project drew on testimonies from various people who had memories of the British Mandate period. Among the stories of arrests, house demolitions and hangings … Continue reading

May 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

New article: Iman Aoun of Ashtar Theatre interviewed

From Electronic Intifada, 27th April 2012 “When they [the Globe] invited us to participate, they suggested Richard II. The Globe had seen Richard II as somehow relevant to our kind … Continue reading

April 27, 2012 · 1 Comment

New article: Murdered for being Palestinian

Electronic Intifada, 2nd October 2011 On 16 October 1972, Wael Zuaiter, the Fatah spokesman in Rome, was shot dead on his doorstep by a team of Mossad assassins. He was … Continue reading

October 3, 2011 · Leave a comment

New article: Australian activists put Palestine travel ban on trial

Electronic Intifada, 26th September 2011 Hundreds of those who tried to challenge Israeli control of Palestine’s frontiers were prevented even from boarding their planes in Europe, as Israeli blacklists were … Continue reading

September 26, 2011 · Leave a comment

New article: Antony Loewenstein interviewed

Electronic Intifada, 8th June 2011: “The Murdoch press is obviously known in Britain and America — it’s not confined to Australia — for being pretty antagonistic towards Arabs and Muslims. … Continue reading

June 8, 2011 · Leave a comment