Sarah Irving

Can literature disrupt Israel’s identity?

Sarah Irving
19 May 2015

Despite the huge resources dedicated to Hebrew, some Jewish Israeli writers work in Arabic.

How development aid has failed Palestine and benefitted Israel

Sarah Irving
1 May 2015

Despite being aimed at academics, new book offers a biting critique of capitalist experiments in Palestine.

Mahmoud Darwish and the intimacy of Israel's occupation

Sarah Irving
24 April 2015

Everything — down to “our coffee cups” — is stolen away in the poet’s final works.

Romance and adventure in eighteenth-century Palestine

Sarah Irving
11 February 2015

Novelist Ibrahim Nasrallah portrays Daher al-Umar al-Zaydani as a just and merciful ruler.

Rebel songs to rap: the history of Palestine's music

Sarah Irving
22 December 2014

Three new books help dispel many Western myths about music and culture in the Middle East.

Bombast with a side of bleakness in Open Bethlehem film

Sarah Irving
11 December 2014

Documentary centers on director Leila Sansour’s decision to return to the hometown she once resented.

Telling Gaza's story with brutal honesty

Sarah Irving
28 October 2014

Historian Jean-Pierre Filiu displays genuine concern for the plight of Palestine’s refugees.

Linking Gaza and Auschwitz, British poet builds "defense against the dark"

Sarah Irving
24 September 2014

Ruth Padel avoids the clumsiness that often characterizes attempts to compare Israel and Nazi Germany.

The empty world of Palestine-set BBC drama "The Honorable Woman"

Sarah Irving
12 September 2014

Ignorance of the basic facts of daily life in Palestine pops up throughout this show.

Battle to preserve Palestine's history rages in new novel

Sarah Irving
8 July 2014

Radwa Ashour’s The Woman From Tantoura addresses the themes of remembering and forgetting.

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