Banned in Saudia Arabia, this is a blistering look at Arab and American hypocrisy following the discovery of oil in a poor oasis community. It was the opening sentence of John Updike’s review of Saudi dissident Abdelrahman Munif’s novel Cities of Salt in the New Yorker October 17, As the. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data. Muruf, ‘Abd al-Rabman. [ Mudun al-milh. English]. Cities of salt: a novel/ Abdelrahman Munif; translated from.

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munlf Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Cities of Salt Trilogy: Description From one of the most highly regarded writers of Arabic literature, Trench is the second volume in the epic quintet Cities of Salt.


Tracing the economic history of the Arabic world, Munif picks up where Vol. I left off, with saot effects of the discovery of oil reserves in the region beginning to show their true colors. Following The Doctor as he is invited by the Sultan of Harran, the character watches as the royalty succumbs to corruption and greed, and in turn, the political and natural destruction of his homeland.

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Praise for Trench “Munif’s wonderful novel is a welcome corrective. The Best Books of Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Looking for beautiful books? Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

Other books in this series. Norwegian Wood Haruki Murakami. The Stranger Albert Camus.

Kafka on the Shore Haruki Murakami. The Architecture of Happiness Alain de Botton.

Cities of Salt by Abdul Rahman Munif (2 star ratings)

The Art of Travel Alain de Botton. Breakfast at Tiffany’s Truman Capote. The Myth of Sisyphus Albert Camus.


Museum of Innocence Orhan Pamuk. Master Harold and the Boys Athol O. His novels included strong political elements as well as mockeries of the Middle Eastern elite classes.

His work so offended the rulers of Saudi Arabia that many of his books were banned and his Saudi citizenship revoked.

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