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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.


Kamila Shamsie

Burnt Shadows

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 heroine.

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