Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic

Review: Sandy Tolan’s ‘Children of the Stone’

Electronic Intifada, 14th August 2015 To be completely honest, I was expecting this book to be pretty bad. And I have to admit that my preconceptions were comprehensively challenged. As … Continue reading

September 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

New review: Jean-Pierre Filiu’s history of Gaza

Electronic Intifada, 28th October 2014 Gaza was a key strategic point, the last source of water before the Sinai, from the perspective of armies and merchants heading from the Levant … Continue reading

November 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

New review: Kite-flying film shows Gaza’s kids grow old too soon

Electronic Intifada, 10th December 2013 In July 2010, approximately 7,500 children gathered on a beach at Seifa in northern Gaza to fly kites. They were aiming to beat their own … Continue reading

December 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Eyal Weizman in Manchester

This is one to look forward to… Eyal Weizman, author of Hollow Land, Mengele’s Skull, A Civilian Occupation and many other interesting, thoughtful, challenging books, will be delivering the 2013 … Continue reading

April 6, 2013 · 2 Comments

New review: Habibi

Electronic Intifada, 29th March 2013 More than 1,000 years ago, in the middle of the Arabian peninsula, Qays ibn al-Mulawwah fell in love with Layla bint Mahdi ibn Saad. He … Continue reading

March 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

New review: Raja Shehadeh's 'Occupation Diaries'

Electronic Intifada, 31st August 2012 Occupation Diaries spans a two-year period, from December 2009 to December 2011. As such, it touches on major events that will be familiar to most … Continue reading

August 31, 2012 · Leave a comment

New article: How Europe aids the Occupation – David Cronin interviewed

Electronic Intifada, 20th December 2010 In his new book Europe’s Alliance with Israel: Aiding the Occupation, journalist David Cronin traces the intricacies of the relationship between the State of Israel … Continue reading

December 20, 2010 · 3 Comments
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