Kamila Shamsie (Pakistan)

Saturday, August 26, 2017 @ 4:30 p.m.
Free RSVP 2017-08-26 4:30 p.m. 2017-08-26 America/New_York Kamila Shamsie (Pakistan) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Join us for a reading with Kamila Shamsie who will be reading from her newly-published novel Home Fire

A contemporary reimagining of Sophocles’ Antigone, Home Fire is an urgent, fiercely compelling story of loyalties torn apart when love and politics collide. Home Fire is a heart-breaking story of love, family and loyalty that explores the complexities of nationalism, religious extremism and bigotry, ultimately asking: What sacrifices will we make in the name of love?







photo credit: Zain Mustafa

Kamila Shamsie is the author of several previous novels, including Broken Verses, Burnt Shadows, and most recently, Home Fire. She has been a finalist for the Orange Prize (twice) and the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, among other honors, and has been named one of Granta‘s Best of Young British Novelists and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. She was raised in Karachi and lives in London.

Event Details

August 26, 2017 @ 4:30 p.m.
40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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