Men in the Sun and Other Palestinian Stories
by Ghassan Kanafani / translated by Hilary Kilpatrick
This collection of important stories by novelist, journalist, teacher, and Palestinian activist Ghassan Kanafani includes the stunning novella Men in the Sun (1962), the basis of the film The Dupes.
Also in the volume are The Land of Sad Oranges(1958), If You Were a Horse… (1961), A Hand in the Grave (1962), The Falcon (1961), Letter from Gaza (1956), and an extract from Umm Saad(1969). In the unsparing clarity of his writing, Kanafani offers the reader a gritty look at the agonized world of Palestine and the adjoining Middle East.
About the Author
Born in Acre (northern Palestine) in 1936, Ghassan Kanafani was a major spokesman for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and founding editor of its weekly magazine Al- Hadaf. His novels, short stories, and plays have been published in sixteen languages. He and his niece were killed in Beirut in 1972 by a car-bomb planted by Israeli Mossad agents.