On Ghassan Kanafani’s 77th Birthday

The great Palestinian author Ghassan Kanafani was born on this day in 1936. He was assassinated in 1972: 

Graffiti Ghassan Kanafani by MEETAREEJ (Palestine) and “Be with the Revolution” by http://gaberism.net/ (Egypt) .. http://meetareej.com/

By Kanafani:

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 Storiestranslated 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.

About Kanafani:

Ghassan Kanafani: The Symbol of the Palestinian Tragedy, by Rasem Al-Madhoon, trans. Nehad Khader

Ghassan Kanafani: A School of Palestinian Literature, by Antoine Shalhat, translator not listed.

Returning to Haifa, Arab Arts Blog


  1. There is also a book of short stories All That’s Left To You.

    1. Thanks, Ernie!

  2. I found the entire collection – republished on this website, I ordered the collection which will be shipped to me in 10 days, very excited. Its in Arabic, but I contacted the publisher and they will be also publishing the collection in English as well later on this year. Apparently they used parts of Ghassan Kanafani’s own artwork for the covers, beautifully done. www dot rimalbooks dot come

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