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He Is Different

Shimon Ballas
The intellectual, literary and political life of Iraq through much of this century is reflected in this novel. Haroun/Ahmad Sawsa, a Jew who converted to Islam in his thirties, becomes an historian of Saddam Hussein’s regime. Kassem is a Communist who is arrested and tortured and eventually flees to Eastern Europe. The third, Nissim Assad, a Jewish poet who chose not to emigrate to Israel in the 1950's, finds his life blighted by the Arab-Israeli conflict and finally moves to Tel Aviv.

Ballas He is Different
Title He Is Different
Author’s Last Name Ballas
Author's First Name Shimon
Language(s) Hebrew, English
Genre novel
Publisher (Hebrew) Zmora-Bitan
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 1991
Publisher 2 (Hebrew) Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah
Year of Publication 2 (Hebrew) 2005
No. Pages 165 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Ve-Hu Acher
Representation Represented by ITHL

Translations

English (Outcast): San Francisco, City Lights, 2007

Signs of Autumn
French: Paris, Gilgamesh, 1996
Arabic: Cologne, al-Kamel, 1996

The Shoes of Tanboury
English: New York, Sabra Books, 1970

Arabic Literature in the Shadow of War
French: Paris, Anthropos, 1980
Arabic: Beirut, Dar al-Mashriq, 1984

Secular Trends in Arabic Literature
Arabic: Cologne, al-Kamel, 1992
 
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