Kamila Shamsie: Burnt Shadows (1892 words)

Kamila Shamsie is a leading figure in the so-called “boom” of Pakistani English-language writers in the 2000s, a group that includes Nadeem Aslam, Mohsin Hamid, Daniyal Mueenuddin, and others. Her fifth novel, Burnt Shadows, first published in 2009, was greeted with an Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, and a shortlist placement for the Orange Prize in fiction. While Shamsie’s previous novels take place primarily in her city of origin, Karachi, Burnt Shadows marks a significant expansion in Shamsie’s imaginative landscape. Burnt Shadows is a historical novel and family drama of immense sweep. The novel traces the intertwined lives of two families (the Tanaka-Ashrafs and the Weiss-Burtons) across five different …

O'Loughlin, Liam. "Burnt Shadows". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 12 September 2012
[https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=26540, accessed 20 April 2018.]

Save this article

If you need to create a new bookshelf to save this article in, please make sure that you are logged in, then go to your 'Account' here.