Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic

Review: Ghassan Zaqtan’s ‘Describing the Past’

The Electronic Intifada, 3rd October 2016 The theme of the unstable balance between myth and memory recurs constantly throughout the novella. “Things evaporate and die if they don’t find someone … Continue reading

October 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Gazan writers denied UK entry

It can, of course, be taken as read that the UK Border Agency are utter bastards, but that doesn’t stop me getting very, very angry at individual cases. Here’s the … Continue reading

June 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

New article: Iman Aoun of Ashtar Theatre interviewed

From Electronic Intifada, 27th April 2012 “When they [the Globe] invited us to participate, they suggested Richard II. The Globe had seen Richard II as somehow relevant to our kind … Continue reading

April 27, 2012 · 1 Comment

Ghassan Zaqtan

M. Lynx Qualey notes here that Palestinian poet Ghassan Zaqtan was supposed to be touring in the US this month, but a week into his planned dates still has no … Continue reading

April 9, 2012 · Leave a comment