“Groundnuts” is a novel about the practice of slavery in the Arab world, which dates back to a historical period that is still not erased from the minds of people. It condemns the world that conspired to kidnap a simple peaceful man and his granddaughter and enslave them, whether by local or foreign forces.
The events of the novel begin during the Mahdist War in Sudan when people rebelled against Great England until the Second World War. As the Sudanese man struggles for his dreams, new forms of slavery are formed which appear through a number of narrators who take turns on the story, highlighting the crisis of each individual from different perspectives and roles.
The suffering of the oppressed slaves propagates a great suffering for both the kidnappers and the masters, when the world of the greedy individuals expands, and the granddaughter Rahma presents her painful stories, to reveal that the kidnappers of the child are Arabs, then the Algerian Jews of French origin, and then the Europeans. Then a long journey begins with Rahma where she lost her freedom roaming the world.