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The Bells of Memory
A Palestinian Boyhood in Jerusalem
By (author): Issa J. Boullata
Issa J. Boullata

Imprint:

Linda Leith Publishing - Montreal

ISBN:

9781927535400

Product Form:

Electronic book text
Electronic book text , EPUB
English

Audience:

General Trade
Apr 05, 2014
$7.95 CAD
Active

Page Count:

96 pages
Linda Leith Publishing
HISTORY / Middle East / Israel & Palestine
 
QWF Mavis Gallant Prize for non-fiction, nominee QWF Mavis Gallant Prize for non-fiction, nominee 2014, Short-listed
  • Short Description
A love letter to a Jerusalem that was changed immeasurably by Al-Nakba, the Palestinian Catastrophe of 1948.
The distinguished Arabic scholar, author, and translator Issa J. Boullata grew up in a Palestinian family in the Jerusalem of the 1930s and 1940s, when Palestine was under the British Mandate. His memoir, The Bells of Memory, is delightful in its reflections on an idyllic youth and detailed in its recollections of family members, classmates and teachers, remembered scents and foods, the pleasures of reading, and his early experience of the working world. This is a love letter to a Jerusalem that was changed immeasurably by Al-Nakba, the Palestinian Catastrophe of 1948 that dispossessed the Palestinians of their homeland and dislocated many as refugees when Israel was established.

Born in Jerusalem, Issa J. Boullata was a Palestinian writer, scholar, and translator who taught Arabic studies at Hartford Seminary, Connecticut, before moving to Montreal, where he taught graduate courses in Arabic literature, Modern Arab Thought, and Qur’anic Studies at McGill University’s Institute of Islamic Studies. The author of several books on Arabic literature and on the Qur’an, he was a noted translator of Arabic literature and twice won the Arkansas Arabic Translation Award. He died in 2019 at the age of 90.

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