Kamila Shamsie - Burnt Shadows
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From Nagasaki to 9/11, Kamila Shamsie talks to Merilyn Harris
about her fifth novel Burnt Shadows, a gripping epic in
which the heroine survives 60 years of modern history.
Kamila discusses how her rich Pakistan heritage infuses her
writing, and explains the significance of the black cranes on the
dust jacket and on the burnt skin of her heroine.
In conversation with Merilyn Harris, Kamila Shamsie discuss the
themes of her fifth book Burnt Shadows an epic which takes
in 60 years of modern history - starting with a 21 year-old
Japanese girl in Nagasaki 1945 and bringing her via Delhi and New
York up to date in the era of 9/11
Kamila discusses how her rich Pakistani heritage infuses her
writing at every level. She also explains the significance of
the black cranes on the dust jacket and on the burnt skin of her
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