Men in the Sun
• "Men in the Sun"
• Abu Qais lies on the damp earth, remembering what his teacher used to tell him about the Tigris and Euphrates meeting to form the Shatt al-Arab river.
• Ustas Selim couldn't perform prayers because he didn't know how; later, he died right before the village was taken over by the Jews.
• Abu Qais feels insignificant because he doesn't even own his home.
• His friend, Saad, recommends he move to Kuwait for a better life; however, it is a difficult journey and will cost 15 dinars to smuggle him.
• Assad talks to a fat proprietor who smuggles people from Basra to Kuwait for 15 dinars, but Assad insists on paying upon arrival since he has been tricked before.
• The proprietor wants the money before they leave, so Assad borrows money from his uncle, who only lends it upon the condition that he marry his...
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