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

Getting around the West Bank

“Tube shmube and urban planning patooie”, says Sara, a volunteer teacher in Nablus. “There is nowhere easier to get around than the West Bank. I know – hugely unexpected and … Continue reading

December 3, 2011 · 1 Comment

New article: Nablus' Women’s Corner Offers Palestinian Women Solutions in the Changing Economy

The WIP, 4th January 2011: Across the West Bank the sound of construction work seems incessant. The grind of diggers and the steady thud of pile drivers reverberate around cities … Continue reading

January 4, 2011 · 1 Comment