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Happy Birthday Kamila Shamsie!

Kamila Shamsie

Kamila Shamsie (born August 13, 1973) – Pakistani novelist – Home Fire (2017)

Read about Kamila Shamsie here and here
“…it wasn’t until Shamsie moved to America as a student that she began to write about Karachi. ‘That came out of homesickness,’ she says. ‘It was a way of recreating the world on the page.'”

Shamsie gives a talk on Karachi culture:

“Urdu poetry… has always been very much more democratic in a way that it doesn’t even rely on literacy. Where there’s music, there’s poetry.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MB-oK-xbkL4
[Reading from one of her books at minute 47:40]

 

Read about Shamsie’s nomination for the 2017 Man Booker Prize here

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