The great Palestinian author Ghassan Kanafani was born on this day in 1936. He was assassinated in 1972:
Excerpts from Return to Haifa, trans. Barbara Harlow and Karen E. Riley
“Letter from Gaza,” translator not listed.
“Jaffa: Land of Oranges,” trans. Mona Anis and Hala Halim
Books in English translation include Men in the Sun and Other Palestinian Stories, translated by Kilpatrick; Palestine’s Children: Returning to Haifa & Other Stories, translated by Harlow and Riley; and All That’s Left to You, translated by May Jayyusi and Jeremy Reed.