Men in the Sun and Other Palestinian Stories - Letter from Gaza Summary & Analysis

Ghassan Kanafani
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Letter from Gaza Summary

The narrator writes a letter to his friend Mustafa. He acknowledges receiving Mustafa's letter which states that everything is prepared for the narrator to stay in Sacramento. The narrator also receives a letter of acceptance from the department of Civil Engineering at the University of California. Unfortunately, the narrator has changed his mind. He is upset that their lives will not continue to follow the same course as he remembers Mustafa's reminder of their vow as he flew to Sacramento from Cairo airport. Mustafa and the narrator grow up together in the Shajiya quarter of Gaza. They move to Kuwait and save money to relocate to California. Mustafa receives a contract with the Ministry of Education in Kuwait and gives money to the narrator to support his mother, his brother's widow and her four children. The narrator feels that...

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