Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic

Hilarion Capucci: a reminder of resistance history

Hilarion ibn Bashir Capucci died today (along with a lot of other people, no doubt, probably quite a few in his home city of Aleppo). Capucci caught my attention, though, … Continue reading

January 1, 2017 · 2 Comments

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

Spain and Syria: graffiti

It may be easy to forget in modern Spain, but Franco’s dictatorship and the civil war are really not that far in the past; certainly General Franco was in power … Continue reading

January 9, 2013 · Leave a comment