Men in the Sun and Other Palestinian Stories Setting & Symbolism

Ghassan Kanafani
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Water tank in lorryappears in Men in the Sun

Abul Khaizuran drives a lorry for Haj Rida and uses it to smuggle people from Basra to Kuwait in the water tank. The tank is very hot and causes Assad, Marwan and Abu Qais to die when they are trapped in it for too long.

Basraappears in Men in the Sun

Basra is the town or village where the four main characters of this story meet and begin their escape to Kuwait.

Kuwaitappears in Men in the Sun

Kuwait is seen as a land of opportunity which is why Assad, Marwan and Abu Qais pay Abul Khaizuran to smuggle them from Basra to Kuwait.

Shatt hotelappears in Men in the Sun

The Shatt hotel is a rat-infested hotel in Basra where Marwan and Assad stay.

Customs stationsappears in Men in the Sun

There are two customs stations that the...

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