Issa J. Boullata


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Issa J. Boullata (b. 1929) is a Palestinian scholar, writer, and translator of Arabic literature. He has authored several books on Arabic literature, poetry, and the Qur'an, and has written numerous articles and book reviews for scholarly journals and encyclopedias. He is a two-time winner of the Arkansas Arabic Translation Award and a contributing editor of Banipal magazine of London.
  • Sept. 2007 WLT Samih al-Qasim. Sadder than Water. Nazih Kassis, tr. Adina Hoffman, intro. Jerusalem. Ibis. 2006. xxxi + 179 pages. $15.95. ISBN 965-90125-5-1 Although he is one of the best Palestinian poets living in Israel, Samih al-Qasim (b. 1939) is hardly known in English. This beautifully produced book makes some of his finest poems available to English rea...