The next Banipal Book Club meeting will be another book and film pairing to tie in with Banipal 62 and the SAFAR Film Festival.
On 6 September we will be discussing Men in the Sun by Palestinian author Ghassan Kanafani and the film based on the novella, Al-Makhdu’un (variously translated as The Dupes or The Deceived).
Men in the Sun tells of the Palestinian experience following the creation of Israel through the stories of four men. Abu Qais, Assad and Marwan are trying to reach Kuwait in the hope of finding work and improving their families’ impoverished situation. Abul Khaizuran, a fellow Palestinian, offers (for a fee) to smuggle them across the border in the tank of the water truck he drives for a rich Kuwaiti.
If you have any problems getting a copy of the book please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a copy of the English version in the BALMAL library at the Arab British Centre.
The Book Club meetings are free but please RSVP, either by email or by messaging our Facebook page.