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Abdelrahman Munif

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Cities of Salt

Written by Abdelrahman Munif


Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 17, 1989
Price: $18.95

Set in an unnamed Persian Gulf kingdom in the 1930s, this remarkable novel tells the story of the disruption and diaspora of a poor oasis community following the discovery of oil there. The meeting of Arabs and the Americans who, in essence, colonized the remote region is a cultural confrontation in... Read more >

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Trench

Written by Abdelrahman Munif


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 10, 1993
Price: $19.95

Volume II in the Cities of Salt Trilogy

Munif’s Cities of Salt trilogy is “the only serious work of fiction that tries to show the effect of oil, Americans, and local oligarchy on a Gulf country.”—Edward Said

Translated by Peter Theroux.

“Munif’s wonderful novel is a welcome corrective...[It] deepens, enriches and above all... Read more >

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Variations on Night and Day

Written by Abdelrahman Munif


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 1, 1994
Price: $17.95

Full of Machiavellian intrigue and searing political satire, Variations on Night and Day, the final volume of Munif’s landmark Cities of Salt trilogy, chronicles the creation of a Persian Gulf nation by a corrupt Arab monarch and conniving British empire builders.


“Abdelrahman Munif’s monumental cycle of novels dealing with the history of... Read more >
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