Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic

Interfaith Lurve…

It’s not often I leave an academic conference having had a genuinely fun, stimulating, thoughtful three days. By the end of a three-dayer I – and I know this stands … Continue reading

June 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Rant of the week: academic book pricing

Meet the current object of my affections: This little hottie is Like Joseph in Beauty, a book on a Yemeni poetry form called Humayni. Fairly obscure stuff, I grant you, … Continue reading

August 18, 2013 · 3 Comments

Qitty litter

In comparison with some of this government’s other activities of late, the classification of qat as a Class C illegal drug ranks fairly low in the scale of timewasting, racism … Continue reading

July 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

New article: ‘I Exist’ photo exhibition reviewed

Electronic Intifada, 19th June 2013 In a very different set of images, Jerusalem-based photographer Tanya Habjouqa documents the 2009 Arab Bodybuilding Championships in Amman, Jordan: dubbed the “Gaza Martyrs Tournament” … Continue reading

June 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Women and the Egyptian Revolution

This evening’s bit of leftie tourism took me to the Resistance Centre on Swanston Street, one of the network of bookshop/infocentre/meeting venues, associated with Socialist Alliance, to be found around … Continue reading

March 15, 2011 · 1 Comment