Cities of Salt: a novel

The Cities of Salt is a narrative story that revolves around a poor Oasis community located in an unnamed kingdom near the Persian Gulf. The central theme of the story regards the destruction of this city. The destruction occurs after the discovery of oil. Manufi analyzes and criticizes the events that took place in the city. The writer is very bitter since the Americans introduced cultural rifts into the community. The introduction of the new civilization led to adverse impacts on Bedouin way of life subjecting the inhabitants to turmoil. Mufaddi Jeddan portrays various characters as he relates differently to other people's traits; the presence of the Americans in the city resulted in different effects as discussed in this paper.