Men in the Sun and Other Palestinian Stories - The Land of the Sad Oranges Summary & Analysis

Ghassan Kanafani
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The Land of the Sad Oranges Summary

There is nothing unusual about moving to Acre or about their time in Acre. Then the Jews attack in Acre, and the recipient of the story's family, along with the narrator, is forced to pack all of their belongings and flee in haste the next morning. On their way out of Acre, they stop at an orange grove where the women buy oranges. As the mother hands an orange to the father, he cries, staring at the orange. At Ras Naquora, the lorry stops beside many other lorries, and the men relinquish their weapons. As the mother looks silently at the orange, the narrator cries. They reach Sidon in the afternoon. The father is in a rage, and the narrator believes that he is silently cursing the narrator's father. The narrator doubts the...

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