The Sheltering Sky Setting & Symbolism

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Oran

Oran is a city in Algeria. It is the first city that the Moresbys and Tunner visit in Africa. In French-occupied Algeria, this city has most of the amenities that Europeans require when traveling abroad.

Boussif

Boussif is another Algerian city that the Moresbys and Tunner visit. Farther afield than Oran, it is sprawling and lively and has some of the last "civilized" amenities, like sewage and garbage disposal, before one enters the hinterland.

Ain Krorfa

AIn Krorfa is a filthy town that the Moresbys and Tunner visit. Even miles outside of town, the air is infested with a dense cloud of flies. The only hotel in town has piles of refuse in its lobby and an overwhelming odor of sewage throughout.

Bou Noura

Bou Noura is a small town in Algeria with a French military outpost. Lieutenant D'Armagnac is the commander of this post, which has...

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