Summary and reviews of Burnt Shadows by Kamila Shamsie, plus links to a book excerpt from Burnt Shadows and author biography of Kamila Shamsie. Kamila Shamsie is the author of four novels, including Kartography and Broken Verses. Her most recent novel, Burnt Shadows, was shortlisted for the. Burnt Shadows: A Novel [Kamila Shamsie] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award An Orange Prize.

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It is not a spoiler. There is no fine distance, no aloofness to be hidden behind. Where do I stand? The last third of the book goes off in a shaamsie tangent.

The loves, the loyalties and the unavoidable ambivalence that makes up the knots that keep us together. She now lives primarily in London.

The Kamila Shamsie Interview

I recommend this book to fans of historical fiction and world events. From Burtons to Ashrafs and back to the Burtons; shdaows doesn’t stop for anyone long enough to take them with it. Did not make it any less interesting read. She had not thought of destination so much as departure, wheeling through the world with the awful freedom of someone with no one to answer to.

I hosted her at RiverRun Bookstore, where Gurnt am events coordinator, recently, and then interviewed her via e-mail. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? In a split second, the world turns white.


He had been playing cricket in the garden with Henry when Elizabeth came out and told her son he was ‘such a young Englishman’. Want to Read saving…. Instead the relationships are broken down jalopies, bravely forging ahead on unstable ground. He cursed under his breath the government which kept trying to force religion into everything public.

Maybe you have to be a little older to have experienced all the different parts of life.

The character who loses everything and is born anew in blood. A startling expansion of the author’s intentions, imagination and craftsmanship.

Yet the couple grow closer as partition sunders Sajjad from Delhi as shockingly as Nagasaki was lost to Hiroko. In kaila of that I fully enjoyed reading it and have recommended it to friends. The Summary Yes, I know everything can disappear in a flash of light. Preview — Burnt Shadows by Kamila Shamsie.

When worlds collide

This book is so much more than how the plot develops from point A to Z…… Through Sajjad you learn about the people of the Muslim faith living in India before the creation of Pakistan, the conflicts between Sikhs and Hindus and Muslims. When I shared the opening themes ‘Why? A tribute to Shamsie’s skills. From Hsadows where she is scared mentally and physically, to Delhi where she kammila with her new husband from the I read so much, and so quickly, that it takes a rare exception of a book to send me searching for post-it notes and a pen to write down quotes from the writing.


Nagasaki and the atomic bomb. I feel I know these people.

She has a confident, directly articulate voice that rings true on paper and in person. This coincides with the end of English rule and partition. But pivotal to the novel’s final betrayals, guilt and loss is a conversation fraught with suspicion and misunderstanding between Kim and Abdullah. His Dilli and his feelings of always being underestimated weren’t lost on me. Having said that, most of the people in this book were beautifully evoked, their characters drawn with exquisite sensitivity, often via dialogue.

But as well as exploring alienation, this book explores the wonderful ties that bind people together.

Burnt Shadows by Kamila Shamsie

See 1 question about Burnt Shadows…. There is much sadness in this story, deep loss, repeatedly. Teen and separation difficulties. But when the English leave, they’ll be going home.