Cities Of Salt by Abd al-Rahman Munif

The book is a sweeping narrative set in an unnamed Gulf country in the 1930s, chronicling the seismic cultural and social shifts that occur when oil is discovered in a traditional desert community. As American oil companies arrive and begin exploitation, the story unfolds through the eyes of the region's inhabitants, whose lives are irrevocably changed. The novel explores themes of colonialism, environmental destruction, and the clash between modernity and tradition, painting a vivid picture of a society in transition and the human cost of progress.

The 3187th greatest book of all time


Published
1984
Nationality
Arabic
Type
Fiction
Pages
Unknown
Words
267,000
Original Language
Arabic

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