Cities of Salt (Vintage International) (Paperback)

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Banned in Saudia Arabia, this is a blistering look at Arab and American hypocrisy following the discovery of oil in a poor oasis community.

About the Author

Abdul Rahman Munif was a Saudi novelist. 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. His books included Cities of Salt, The Trench, and Variations on Night and Day. Munif died in 2004.

Praise For…

"The only serious work of fiction that tries to show the effect of oil, Americans and the local oligarchy on a Gulf country."--Edward W. Said
Product Details
ISBN: 9780394755267
ISBN-10: 039475526X
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: July 17th, 1989
Pages: 640
Language: English
Series: Vintage International