Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic

New article: exhibition review – Darat al-Funun

Electronic Intifada, 9th July 2012 In the picturesque surroundings of the Darat al Funun gallery in downtown Amman, Jordan, artist Jumana Abboud stands squeezing lemon after lemon by hand, using … Continue reading

July 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

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

New article: 'In Australia, Is 'Say No To Burqas' Say No To Immigration?'

The WIP, 10th June 2011 “The women’s rights argument against the burqa, Ho claims, is “the most insidious part of the debate.” In Australia such views have been routinely put … Continue reading

June 10, 2011 · 2 Comments

New article: Jerusalem center promotes Palestinian heritage

Electronic Intifada, 21st October 2010 “I very much want this place to continue being a bit of Palestinian heritage,” says Huda Imam. “A place for people to come and research … Continue reading

October 21, 2010 · Leave a comment

Happiness is a good bookshop

I went to one of my favourite bookshops yesterday. I have various favourites around the world. One is the fabulous Shakespeare & Co in Paris. One was the late lamented … Continue reading

October 2, 2010 · Leave a comment

New article: Musical Storytelling – Reem Kelani interviewed

From Electronic Intifada, 1st October 2010: Watching Reem Kelani perform in front of an ecstatic crowd at Halifax’s “Discover Palestine” festival, one would be forgiven for thinking that this is … Continue reading

October 1, 2010 · Leave a comment

New article: Palestine's endangered vistas captured in "Masharef"

From Electronic Intifada, 20th September 2010 The Shat-ha walking group leaves Ramallah every Friday morning. The group, founded in 2006 by Dr. Saleh Abdel Jawad, a Birzeit University history and … Continue reading

September 20, 2010 · Leave a comment

Jamie Hewlett and Oxfam at the Contact Theatre

And so back from the ‘unveiling’ of a watercolour (to be auctioned on the 23rd) by Gorillaz artist Jamie Hewlett at the Contact Theatre. It’s one of a series of … Continue reading

September 9, 2010 · Leave a comment