On the fourth night of their literary salon, Guenther Orth and Hussein Chawich present two novels which interpret imperialism and Islam. »Cities of Salt« by the Saudi Jordanian author Abdarrahman Munif describes the beginning of American companies' exploitation of crude oil in an Arab country. In his best-selling novel »A Case of Exploding Mangoes« Mohammed Hanif describes how, with American help, Islam in Pakistan is becoming more radical.