Ghassan Kanafani was born in 1936 in Akka (Acre) and was part of the 1948 exodus from Palestine. A politically active journalist in Beirut during the 1960s, Kanafani was killed in the explosion of his booby-trapped car in July 1972. He is the author of the highly-acclaimed novel Men in the Sun and is considered one of Palestine’s greatest writers.
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