Men in the Sun and Other Palestinian Stories - Umm Saad Summary & Analysis

Ghassan Kanafani
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Umm Saad Summary

Umm Saad lives with the narrator's family for many years in al-Ghabasiya before she moves to the camps, but she still visits the narrator, her cousin, every Tuesday. She is a very strong woman. One day, Umm Saad visits and tells her cousin that Saad, her son, has joined the fedayeen, a company of guerillas. The narrator notes Umm Saad's sorrow. Saad does not tell Umm Saad that he is leaving; he simply leaves. Umm Saad is not surprised, but she wants to tell her cousin about it. She is very tired. She wonders if the commander will give Saad a machine gun, and her cousin affirms it. Umm Saad says children are slavery, because she would follow Saad if she did not have two other children. She debates visiting Saad, but her cousin tells her that guerilla soldiers have no...

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