Kamila Shamsie

Kamila Shamsie is a Pakistani-British writer and novelist known for her works that often explore themes of identity, history, and politics. She has received several literary awards and is recognized for her contributions to contemporary literature.

Books

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  1. 1. Home Fire

    "Home Fire" is a contemporary reimagining of Sophocles' Antigone set against the backdrop of modern-day London and Syria. The novel explores the lives of five characters caught in a complex web of love, loyalty, and sacrifice. The story revolves around two British-Pakistani families, each struggling with their own dilemmas related to identity, radicalism, and loyalty. One family is headed by a powerful politician who disowns his jihadist son, while the other consists of three orphaned siblings whose lives are turned upside down when their brother is accused of joining ISIS. The novel explores the consequences of their actions, questioning the extent to which one can go for love and loyalty.

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