Dubai Tales

Translator: Peter Clark Publisher: Motivate Publishing Place of Publication: UAE Date of Publication: 2008 Language: Arabic ISBN: 978-1-86-643-242-6 Number of Copies: 2 Author: Murr, Muhammad

Perhaps the most famous short story by Kanafani, about three Palestinians who attempt to escape to Kuwait in the tank of a water truck. The characters represent three different generations. In the end they perish in the journey across the desert. A major figure in Palestinian literature, and influential for the modernising techniques in his works, use of many narrative voices and flashbacks, Kanafani was assassinated in 1972.