Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic

Reviewed: ‘La Estrella Invisible’

Electronic Intifada, 17th September 2015 On one level, these are deeply personal poems — intimate, allusive, sometimes subtly erotic. On another, though, the subtitle of the collection betrays the larger … Continue reading

December 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Review: The Freedom Theatre perform ‘The Siege’

Electronic Intifada, 2 June 2015 The setting for The Siege is the interior of the church itself, skilfully evoked with a specially-constructed set in which smoke, ornate hanging lamps, tiled … Continue reading

June 22, 2015 · 2 Comments

New review: Open Bethlehem

Electronic Intifada, 11th December 2014 As a set of street interviews which accompany the closing credits of Open Bethlehem show, plenty of people in the modern West have no idea … Continue reading

December 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ghassan Kanafani remembered in Deheishe

A few weeks ago – July 8th – was the 40th anniversary of the assassination of the great Palestinian writer Ghassan Kanafani. Kanafani was killed at the age of just … Continue reading

July 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Launching 'Leila Khaled' in Palestine

It’s now a week since I came back to Amman from doing three book launches for the Leila Khaled biography in Palestine – Jerusalem, Ramallah and Bethlehem. All three events … Continue reading

July 17, 2012 · 2 Comments

A decade of The Wall

Just over ten years ago, I remember rumours going round about a wall that the Israeli state was planning to build. It would go around the entire West Bank, the … Continue reading

April 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

The new Bradt Guide to Palestine gets its first review

So, this morning I’m hopelessly over-excited. Bradt have just forwarded me a review of an advance copy of the forthcoming Bradt Guide to Palestine. And the review is by Matthew … Continue reading

September 12, 2011 · 1 Comment

New article: Palestinian Christians protest Anglican chief’s occupation blindspot

Electronic Intifada, 29th July 2011 The archbishop’s comments attracted a rapid and angry response from senior Palestinian Christians. In a public letter to Williams, Naim Ateek, head of the Jerusalem-based … Continue reading

July 29, 2011 · Leave a comment

New article: Randa Abdel-Fattah interviewed

Electronic Intifada, 4th May 2011 Randa Abdel-Fattah is the author of five novels for young adults and children. Born in Melbourne and now living in Sydney, she is also a … Continue reading

May 5, 2011 · Leave a comment

Losing Hope

I’ve been back in the West Bank for five weeks, my first visit since spring 2009. On the face of it, things are looking good. The Palestinian Authority is reporting … Continue reading

November 1, 2010 · 2 Comments
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