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Shamsie, Kamila 1973-

Overview
Works: 42 works in 357 publications in 18 languages and 7,807 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Fantasy fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Political fiction  History  Biography  Science fiction  Historical fiction  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR9540.9.S485, 823.914
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Most widely held works about Kamila Shamsie
 
Most widely held works by Kamila Shamsie
Home fire by Kamila Shamsie( Book )

39 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,841 WorldCat member 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?"--
Burnt shadows by Kamila Shamsie( Book )

71 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in 16 languages and held by 1,417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"August 9, 1945, Nagasaki. Hiroko Tanaka steps out onto her veranda, taking in the view of the terraced slopes leading up to the sky. Wrapped in a kimono with three black cranes swooping across the back, she is twenty-one, in love with the man she is to marry, Konrad Weiss. In a split second, the world turns white. In the next, it explodes with the sound of fire and the horror of realization. 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 has lost."--The publisher
Broken verses by Kamila Shamsie( Book )

37 editions published between 2005 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,184 WorldCat member 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 )

38 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Juli 1914. Den unge britiske kvinnen Vivian Rose kjører opp fjellsiden omgitt av fiken og sypress. Hun vil snart komme til å oppleve Zevstempelet, sitt livs eventyr og ekstatisk kjærlighet. Hundrevis av mil unna lærer tjue år gamle Qayyum Gul om brorskap og lojalitet i den britisk-indiske hæren. Et år senere vender han hjem etter å ha mistet et øye i Ypres. Lojaliteten hans er revet i filler. Vivian følger sporene etter sin store kjærlighet, og de treffes på et tog til Peshawar. "A god in every stone" er en sterk historie om vennskap, urettferdighet, kjærlighet og svik. Romanen tar for seg en verdensomspennende reise til falne og erobrede imperier og minner oss på at det som er tapt ikke vil bli glemt
Kartography by Kamila Shamsie( Book )

48 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 813 WorldCat member 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 )

35 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 675 WorldCat member 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 )

26 editions published between 1998 and 2018 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member 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 Djinn falls in love & other stories( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fascinating collection of new and classic tales of the fearsome Djinn, from bestselling, award-winning and breakthrough international writers. Imagine a world filled with fierce, fiery beings, hiding in our shadows, in our dreams, under our skins. Eavesdropping and exploring; savaging our bodies, saving our souls. They are monsters, saviours, victims, childhood friends. Some have called them genies: these are the Djinn. There is no part of the world that does not know them
Offence : the Muslim case by Kamila Shamsie( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pilgrims by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member 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
Home fire : a novel by Kamila Shamsie( )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member 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?"--
1914 : goodbye to all that : writers on the conflict between life and art by Ali Smith( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member 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 city & the city by China Miéville( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the body of a murdered woman is found in the extraordinary decaying city of Besźel, somewhere at the edge of Europe, it look like a routine case for Inspector Tyador Borlú of the Extreme Crime Squad. But, as he probes, the evidence begins to point to conspiracies far more unusual, and far more deadly, than anything he would of imagined. Soon his work puts him and those he cares for in danger. Borlú must travel to the only metropolis on Earth as strange as his own, across a border like no other
A god in every stone by Kamila Shamsie( Recording )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member 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 things I would tell you : British Muslim women write( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From 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
Lifting the veil by ʻIṣmat Cug̲h̲tāʼī( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At a time when writing by and about women was rare and tentative, Chughtai explored female sexuality with unparalleled frankness and examined the political and social mores of her time. The twenty-one pieces in this selection are Chughtai at her best, marked by her brilliant turn of phrase, scintillating dialogue and wry humour, her characteristic irreverence, wit and eye for detail."--Provided by publisher
Restore the boundaries : the Manora project by Naiza H Khan( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Burnt shadows by Kamila Shamsie( Recording )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member 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
The skin she wears : Naiza H. Khan by Naiza H Khan( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meatless days by Sara Suleri Goodyear( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Leaving Pakistan was, of course, tantamount to giving up the company of women...'Meatless Days is a heart-breaking memoir of a woman's coming-of-age in postcolonial Pakistan. Moving through time and space, from Lahore to Connecticut and back again, the author takes us on a deeply personal journey through her family's tragic history."--
 
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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

Kamila Shamsie scriitoare pakistaneză

Šämši, Kamilä 1973-

Shamsie, Kamila

Shamsie, Kamila Naheed.

Shamsie Kamila Naheed 1973-....

Shamuxi 1973-

Камила Шамзи

שאמזי, קמילה 1973-

שמזי, קמילה 1973-

كاملة شمسي

كاملة شمسي كاتبة باكستانية

کامله شمسی

کاملہ شمسی

ڪاملا شمسي

沙姆希 1973-

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