Ghassan Kanafani

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Ghassan Kanafani
غسان كنفاني
Ghassan Kanafani graffiti.jpg
Ghassan Kanafani graffiti
Personal details
Born8 April 1936
Acre, Mandatory Palestine
Died8 July 1972 (aged 36)
Beirut, Lebanon
NationalityPalestinian
Political partyPopular Front for the Liberation of Palestine

Ghassan Kanafani (1936 – 1972) was a Palestinian author, activist and member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). He wrote many influential texts including Men in the Sun (1962). He was assassinated by a car bomb by the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad.

Translations into English[change | change source]

  • Kanafani, Ghassan (1998). Men in the Sun and Other Palestinian Stories. Hilary Kilpatrick (translator) (2nd ed.). Three Continents Press. ISBN 9780894108570.
  • Kanafani, Ghassan (2000). Palestine's Children: Returning to Haifa & Other Stories. Barbara Harlow (contributor), Karen E. Riley (contributor). Three Continents Press. ISBN 9780894108907.
  • Kanafani, Ghassan (2004). All That's Left to You. Roger Allen (contributor), May Jayyusi (translator) and Jeremy Reed (translator). Interlink World Fiction. ISBN 9781566565486.
  • Halliday, Fred (May–June 1971). "Ghassan Kannafani: On the PFLP and the September crisis (interview)". New Left Review. I (67).