Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic

Sara Maitland: Gossip from the Forest

Despite the sudden descent of a lot of extremely Arctic air onto Edinburgh yesterday evening, it was very much worth venturing out for Sara Maitland‘s unofficial launch of her latest … Continue reading

October 26, 2012 · 1 Comment

'Weekend' reviewed

Went to the flicks last weekend with friend Ruth. We nearly saw Puss In Boots, it being nearly Christmas and both of us in the mood for something unchallenging. But … Continue reading

December 18, 2011 · Leave a comment

Nov 30th: all out?

Tomorrow is strike day across the UK; the press all seem to be bellowing about ‘disruption’ without much comment on why industrial action is necessary. At the University of Edinburgh, … Continue reading

November 29, 2011 · Leave a comment

Two minutes of silence

On Friday, at 11am, the tutor in my Arabic class stopped us all for 2 minutes of silence. It is years and years since I was last in a place … Continue reading

November 13, 2011 · 1 Comment

Right To Education week at Edinburgh Uni

Right To Education is a project of Bir Zeit University, just outside Ramallah in the West Bank. It: seeks to raise international awareness about the obstruction and denial of education … Continue reading

November 10, 2011 · Leave a comment

Ian Murray MP on Palestinian prisoners

Writing to one’s elected representatives is often a thankless, miserable and useless activity. At the moment, though, I seem to have acquired myself an MP who is not only delightfully … Continue reading

November 2, 2011 · 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