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Ali Issa

Sultana: A Chapter from a Novel by Ghalib Halasa

[Cover of Halasa's Sultana. Image from Unknown Archive]

Ghalib Halasa was an author of seven novels, two short story collections, and several works of journalism, literary criticism, translation and political analysis. He was born in a Jordanian village near Madaba in 1932 and died in Damascus in 1989. He lived in Baghdad, Cairo, Beirut and Damascus and his work is a powerful example of border-crossing engagement and brilliance. His work has only very rarely been translated. Sultana was first published in 1987 and ...

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Ali Issa's translations have appeared in Banipal and the PEN World Atlas Blog. He is the field organizer for the War Resisters League and lives in Brooklyn, New York.