This research delves within the novel Men in
the Sun by Ghassan Kanafani, in order to analyze the
effect of colonialism on the Palestinian identity.
Following what happened to the characters that are
presented in the novel after colonization; these
characters resemble and present different segments of
the Palestinian. This research also includes a deep
description of the harsh circumstances that faced each
character. Firstly, this research starts with the analysis
of each character individually. Secondly, it shows the
mutual suffering between all characters. Finally, it ends
with the tragic end of all characters. Return to Haifa is
also another work for Kanafani. It discusses the conflict
that rises within the soul of the colonized as a result of
colonialism. This is the focal point for both works. The
theory of post-colonialism is the most prominent theory
in works of Kanafani. Post-colonial theory describes
what happens to the refugees after colonization.
Keywords : Kanafni, Colonialism, Palestinian, Suffering.