Colonization in Ghassan Kanfani’s Men in the Sun: A Reason for Destruction and Tragedy

Authors : Dr. Ghada Fayez Abu-Enein

Volume/Issue : Volume 4 - 2019, Issue 12 - December

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DOI : 10.38124/IJISRT19DEC214

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.


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