Saturday, August 26th
Two-time Orange Prize nominee Kamila Shamsie (Pakistan) will be reading from her newly published novel Home Fire, one of the most anticipated novels of the year.
A contemporary reimagining of Sophocles’ Antigone, Home Fire is an urgent, fiercely compelling story of an immigrant Muslim family torn apart when loyalties and politics collide. Set against the multiple backdrops of modern London, American academia and the Syrian conflict, Kamila’s novel explores the complexities of nationalism, religious extremism and bigotry, ultimately asking: What sacrifices will we make in the name of love?
Raised in Karachi and now living in London, Kamila Shamsie is the author of several previous widely-praised novels, including Broken Verses and Burnt Shadows among others. She has been a finalist for the Orange Prize (twice) and the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature and has been named one of Granta‘s Best of Young British Novelists and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
Did you know that there is a restaurant in City of Asylum @ Alphabet City? During these events, Alphabet City will be set up so that you can have dinner during the event (or simply order drinks).
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please add that you wish to see the film under special notes.