Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic

New review: Speed Sisters

Electronic Intifada, 23rd March 2016 Marah, with whom Betty maintains a sometimes bitter rivalry, comes from Jenin refugee camp but, contrary to the camp’s conservative image, is backed by her … Continue reading

March 25, 2016 · 1 Comment

New review: Radwa Ashour’s ‘The Woman from Tantoura’

Electronic Intifada, 8th July 2014 Ruqayya’s story — told partly by her in old age — is the tale of one young girl, her loves, family, marriage, work, children and … Continue reading

July 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

RIP Rabea

A few hours ago the Freedom Theatre in Jenin put out this short statement: The Freedom Theatre mourns the death of one of our graduated Acting School students, the brave … Continue reading

April 30, 2013 · 2 Comments

Khader Adnan

For the last week or so, I’ve woken up most days wondering if Khader Adnan is still alive. Adnan is a from a small village near the West Bank city … Continue reading

February 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Farewell 2011

2011 has been a year of considerable highs and lows on a personal front as well as on the world scale. We still, of course, don’t know where the Arab … Continue reading

December 31, 2011 · Leave a comment

New article: 10 Highlights of Palestine

Guardian Travel, 18th November 2011 Being woken at 4.30am is rarely a plus. But heard from the Cinema Jenin guesthouse in the city centre, in a cool, clear dawn, the … Continue reading

November 18, 2011 · Leave a comment

Juliano Mer-Khamis – R.I.P

Someone murdered Juliano Mer-Khamis the day before yesterday. I only knew him very slightly, but enough to know that he was an amazing man who exuded the most incredible vitality, … Continue reading

April 6, 2011 · 1 Comment