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Shamsie, Kamila 1973-

Overview
Works: 28 works in 254 publications in 18 languages and 5,587 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Historical fiction  Political fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Romance fiction  Portraits  Suspense fiction  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Illustrator
Classifications: PR9540.9.S485, 823.914
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Publications about Kamila Shamsie
Publications by Kamila Shamsie
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Most widely held works by Kamila Shamsie
Burnt shadows by Kamila Shamsie( Book )
66 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 16 languages and held by 1,431 libraries worldwide
Two years after her prospects are shattered by the bombing of Nagasaki, Hiroko Tanaka travels to Delhi in search of new beginnings and arrives in the home of her ex-fiancé's half-sister, but she finds her circumstances halted by conflicts in the Middle East that prompt her family's eventual relocation to America
Broken verses by Kamila Shamsie( Book )
29 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,109 libraries worldwide
Overview: Fourteen years ago, famous Pakistani activist Samina Akram disappeared. Two years earlier, her lover, Pakistan's greatest poet, was beaten to death by government thugs. In present-day Karachi, her daughter Aasmaani has just discovered a letter in the couple's private code-a letter that could only have been written recently. Aasmaani is thirty, single, drifting from job to job. Always left behind whenever Samina followed the Poet into exile, she had assumed that her mother's disappearance was simply another abandonment. Then, while working at Pakistan's first independent TV station, Aasmaani runs into an old friend of Samina's who gives her the first letter, then many more. Where could the letters have come from? And will they lead her to her mother? Merging the personal with the political, Broken Verses is at once a sharp, thrilling journey through modern-day Pakistan, a carefully coded mystery, and an intimate mother-daughter story that asks how we forgive a mother who leaves
A god in every stone : a novel by Kamila Shamsie( Book )
30 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 782 libraries worldwide
July 1914. A young Englishwoman, Vivian Rose Spencer is running up a mountainside in an ancient land. She picks up a fig and holds it to her nose. Around her is a maze of broken columns, taller than the tallest of men. Nearby is the familiar lean form of her father's old friend, Tahsin Bey, an archaeologist. Viv is about to discover the Temple of Zeus, the call of adventure and the ecstasy of love. July, 1915. An Englishwoman and an Indian man meet on a train to Peshawar. Viv Spencer is following a cryptic message sent to her by the man she loves, from whom she has been separated by war. Qayyum Gul is returning home after losing an eye at Ypres while fighting for the British Indian army, his allegiances in tatters. When they disembark the train at Peshawar they are unaware that a connection is about to be forged between their lives - one of which they will be unaware until fifteen years later when anti-colonial resistance, an ancient artefact and a mysterious green-eyed woman will bring them together again over seventy-two hours of heartbreak, frayed loyalties and hope
Kartography by Kamila Shamsie( Book )
37 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 767 libraries worldwide
"Raheen and her best friend, Karim, share an idyllic childhood in upper-class Karachi. Their parents were even once engaged to each others' partners until they rematched in what they call "the fiancě swap." But as adolescence distances the friends, Karim takes refuge in maps while Raheen searches for the secret behind her parents' exchange."--Cover
Salt and saffron by Kamila Shamsie( Book )
30 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 623 libraries worldwide
Aliya, a Pakistani girl living in the United States, attempts to uncover the meaning of an old family curse and the mystery surrounding her aunt Mariam, her "not-quite twin."
In the city by the sea by Kamila Shamsie( Book )
24 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 220 libraries worldwide
"Hasan is eleven years old. He loves cricket, pomegranates, the night sky, his clever, vibrant artistic mother and his etymologically obsessed lawyer father, and he adores his next-door neighbour Zehra. One early summer morning, while lazing happily on the roof, Hasan watches a young boy flying a yellow kite fall to his death. Soon after, Hasan's idyllic, sheltered family life is shattered when his beloved uncle Salman, a dissenting politician, is arrested and charged with treason. Set in a land ruled by an oppresive military regime, this eloquent, charming and quietly political novel vividly recreates the confusing world of a young boy on the edge of adulthood, and beautifully illustrates the transformative power of the imagination."--Page 4 of cover
The pilgrims by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 118 libraries worldwide
A knight living alone in his isolated mountain fortress show hospitality to a pair of pilgrims who appear one day seeking shelter. Entreating him to tell them of his sorrow, the knight unburdens himself of his tragedy and loss, unaware of the true nature of the two young people's pilgrimage, until a reveleation transfroms his understanding of the past and reveals the possibility of a new future
Offence : the Muslim case by Kamila Shamsie( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 116 libraries worldwide
Burnt shadows by Kamila Shamsie( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
August 9, 1945, Nagasaki. Hiroko Tanaka takes in the view of the terraced slopes leading up to the sky. Wrapped in a kimino with three black cranes swooping across the back, she is twenty-one and in love with the man she is to marry. In a split second, the world turns white. In the next, it explodes with the sound of fire and the horror of realisation. In the numbing aftermath of a bomb that obliterates everything she has known, all that remains are the bird shaped burns on her back, an indelible reminder of the world she had lost. In search of new beginnings, she travels to Delhi two years later
Restore the boundaries : the Manora project by Naiza H Khan( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
A god in every stone by Kamila Shamsie( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
In the summer of 1914 a young Englishwoman, Vivian Rose Spencer, finds herself fulfilling a dream by joining an archaeological dig in Turkey. Working alongside Germans and Turks, she falls in love with archaeologist, Tahsin Bey, and joins him in his quest to find an ancient silver circlet. The outbreak of war in Europe brings her idyllic summer to a sudden end, and her friends become her nation's enemies. The following spring, in the battlefields of Europe, Qayyum Gul, a Lance Corporal from Peshawar fighting for the British, loses an eye, and is sent to recover in a Royal Pavilion in England, where he slowly begins to doubt his loyalties to the King. Returning home, Qayyum shares a train carriage with Vivian Rose whose search for the circlet has led her to Peshawar in the heart of the British Raj. Fifteen years later, they will meet again, and their loyalties will be tested once more amidst massacres, cover-ups, and the disappearance of a young man they both love
The skin she wears : Naiza H. Khan by Naiza H Khan( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Home fire : a novel by Kamila Shamsie( Book )
1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
"From an internationally acclaimed novelist, the suspenseful and heartbreaking story of a family ripped apart by secrets and driven to pit love against loyalty, with devastating consequences. Isma is free. After years of watching out for her younger siblings in the wake of their mother's death, an invitation from a mentor in America has allowed her to resume a dream long deferred. But she can't stop worrying about Aneeka, her beautiful, headstrong sister back in London, or their brother, Parvaiz, who's disappeared in pursuit of his own dream, to prove himself to the dark legacy of the jihadist father he never knew. When he resurfaces half the globe away, Isma's worst fears are confirmed. Then Eamonn enters the sisters' lives. Son of a powerful political figure, he has his own birthright to live up to--or defy. Is he to be a chance at love? The means of Parvaiz's salvation? Suddenly, two families' fates are inextricably, devastatingly entwined, in this searing novel that asks: What sacrifices will we make in the name of love?"--
Sól i szafran by Kamila Shamsie( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in Polish and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Broken verses by Kamila Shamsie( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
"Fourteen years ago, Aasmaani's mother, Samina, a balzing beauty and fearless activist, walked out of her house and was never seen again. Aasmaani refuses to believe she is dead and still dreams of her glorious return. Now grown up and living in Karachi, Aasmaani receives what could be the longed-for proof that her mother is still alive. As she comes closer to the truth she is also irresistibly drawn to Ed, her ally and sparring partner, and the only person who can understand the profound hurt -- and the profound love -- that drives her."--Container
Double crossings : migration now ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Best of young British novelists 4 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Kazuo Ishiguro, Pat Barker, Julian Barnes, Alan Hollinghurst, David Mitchell, Salmon Rushdie, Zadie Smith, Rose Tremain, Will Self, Jeannette Winterson ... long before they were household names, they were Granta Best of Young British Novelists
The Case for a Cultural Boycott of Israel ( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
1914 : goodbye to all that : writers on the conflict between life and art by Ali Smith( file )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
A wide-ranging collection of reflective essays, to mark the centenary of the conflict that changed the world. In this collection of essays, ten leading writers from different countries consider the conflicts that have informed their own literary lives. 1914-Goodbye to All That borrows its title from Robert Graves's ""bitter leave-taking of England"" in which he writes not only of the First World War but the questions it raised: how to live, how to live with each other, and how to write. Interpreting this title as broadly and ambiguously as Graves intended, these essays ma
The things I would tell you : British Muslim women write by Leila Aboulela( file )
1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
aFrom established literary heavyweights to emerging spoken word artists, the writers in this ground-breaking collection blow away the narrow image of the 'Muslim Woman'.Hear from users of Islamic Tinder, a disenchanted Maulana working as a TV chat show host and a plastic surgeon blackmailed by MI6. Follow the career of an actress with Middle-Eastern heritage whose dreams of playing a ghostbuster spiral into repeat castings as a jihadi bride. Among stories of honour killings and ill-fated love in besieged locations, we also find heart-warming connections and powerful challenges to the status quo. From Algiers to Brighton, these stories transcend time and place revealing just how varied the search for belonging can be
 
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Alternative Names
Kamila Naheed Shamsie.
Kamila Naheed Shamsie 1973-....
Kamila Shamsie.
Kamila Shamsie 1973-....
Kamila Shamsie écrivaine pakistanaise
Kamila Shamsie escriptora pakistanesa
Kamila Shamsie escritora pakistaní
Kamila Shamsie pakistanische Schriftstellerin
Kamila Shamsie schrijfster uit Pakistan
Šämši, Kamilä 1973-
Shamsie, Kamila
Shamsie, Kamila Naheed.
Shamsie Kamila Naheed 1973-....
Shamuxi 1973-
שאמזי, קמילה 1973-
שמזי, קמילה 1973-
كاملة شمسي
كاملة شمسي كاتبة باكستانية
کامله شمسی
کاملہ شمسی
沙姆希 1973-
Languages
English (169)
German (15)
Italian (15)
French (8)
Polish (8)
Danish (5)
Arabic (5)
Hebrew (4)
Spanish (4)
Dutch (3)
Bosnian (2)
Catalan (2)
Marathi (1)
Chinese (1)
Romanian (1)
Swedish (1)
Serbian (1)
Czech (1)
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