(Book Review) Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie: The Novel That Asks

I must have been 16 or 17 when I had this conversation. I had gotten my first mobile phone some months before. A friend sent a text, and after we were done with the pleasantries, he asked, ‘Are you secular?’ The question hung in the air for a while. He knew I hated politics, never … Continue reading (Book Review) Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie: The Novel That Asks

Kamila Shamsie and her ‘Luminous Prose’

“There are moments, Hasan, when I like to think that the stars are bullet-holes. For every bullet shot by an oppressor there springs to life a star, with so great a radiance that it can never be put out, it can never be imprisoned. But if that really were true, the last three months in … Continue reading Kamila Shamsie and her ‘Luminous Prose’