The following year, he met Dr. George Habashwho introduced him to politics and was to exercise an important influence on his early work. Inbefore he could complete his degree, with a thesis on "Race and Religion in Zionist Literature", which was to form the basis for his study On Zionist Literature, Kanafani was expelled from the university for his political affiliations with the Movement of Arab Nationalists MAN to which Habash had recruited him.
Their October book was this one. Again my mouth is filled with the bitterness that I have tasted year after year until it has sickened me. Nabil announces he is going out early in the morning to take a corpse from a grave. His father calls upon God to witness his shame at having sent his son to medical school.
Are all the students going grave robbing this morning, he asks: A skeleton costs seventy-five lire.
Have you got seventy-five lire? Assad stood in front of the fat man, the proprietor of the office that undertook to smuggle people from Basra to Kuwait, and burst out: But after I arrive, not before.
Because the guide you send with us will run away before we get half way there. Fifteen dinars, fine, but not before we arrive. They reach Sidon, and now are officially refugees. Or the totally sad sentence written by an unnamed young man to his friend Mustafa, in California: It begins in three brief parts, each about one of the three men, each come to find a way to Kuwait; each with his own slender biography and reason for risking the savage heat of the desert.
He proposes to take them through two checkpoints inside an empty water tank truck. And then the desert begins. It is the story of Africans getting to Sweden. Now we know it is the story of Palestinians as well, desperately crossing the borders that divide the super wealthy from the super poor, trying to feed their families.
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The Palestinian novella, Men in the Sun, written by Kanafani in , clearly allegorizes the post Palestinian refugee experience of deracination and attempts to escape it most starkly.
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Kanafani was killed by a car bomb on July 8, in Beirut.
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Abul Khaizuran approaches Marwan on the street and offers to smuggle him to Kuwait. He meets with Marwan and Assad and introduces them to Abu Qais. He agrees to smuggle the men for ten dinars each. Abul Khaizuran is an .