Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic

New review: Sayed Kashua’s ‘Native’

Electronic Intifada, 7th July 2016 When novelist and columnist Sayed Kashua announced in 2014 that he and his family would be leaving Jerusalem for the US, the announcement was a … Continue reading

July 7, 2016 · 2 Comments

Neoliberalism and higher education: a wee example from Edinburgh

As Isabel Lachenauer, one of the first – and possibly the last – graduates of the University of Edinburgh’s Advanced Arabic masters programme writes: I strongly urge the Head of … Continue reading

November 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

New review: Raba’i al-Madhoun’s The Lady from Tel Aviv

Electronic Intifada, 2nd August 2013 The novel uses the account of this return journey as a framing device for his life story, told with a perceptive wit and verve which … Continue reading

August 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

New review: Louisa Waugh’s ‘Meet Me In Gaza’

Electronic Intifada, 23rd July 2013 For people who know nothing of Gaza but lazy media stereotypes, this book is a perfect introduction. And for those who think they know all … Continue reading

July 24, 2013 · 2 Comments

TWO paid postgrad internships in Arabic/English publishing

… both based in London (booo…) and both open to people with Masters level degrees from UK universities or enrolled on PhD programmes at UK universities. Both organised by the … Continue reading

May 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mai Ghoussoub on language and its directions

When you read in opposite directions you’re not impermeable to other readings… It was in my Lycee Francais de Beirut that the Crusaders were either saints or cruel colonisers, depending … Continue reading

April 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

New article: 'After Zionism' reviewed

Electronic Intifada, 15th August 2012 After Zionism: One State for Israel and Palestine is a new collection of essays edited by Antony Loewenstein and Ahmed Moor. It is important to … Continue reading

August 15, 2012 · 2 Comments