Noor Cultural Centre

Muslim Writers Book Club: ‘Home Fire’ by Kamila Shamsie

Aug 13th 2019

Contemporary Muslim Writers Book Club:

‘Home Fire’ by Kamila Shamsie

Please join us for the second session in this 4-part introductory Book Club series on 21st Century Muslim writers in English.  Each session will comprise a lecture followed by reading group discussion.

Session 2: ‘Home Fire‘ by Kamila Shamsie 

Date: Saturday August 17, 2019
Time: 2-5 pm
Location: Lower Social Room, Noor Cultural Centre
About the book:
Home Fire (2017) is a reimagination of Sophocles’s play Antigone,  unfolding among British Muslims.  It follows three siblings – one of whom attempts to follow in his father’s footsteps by joining ISIS in Syria.  The novel explores issues of securitization and identity among British Muslims.
‘Home Fire’ was the recipient of the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2018; was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017; and shortlisted for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2018.
About the author:
Kamila Shamsie is an award-winning British-Pakistani novelist and writer. 
This program is curated and facilitated by Kurosh Amoui, PhD candidate in Social & Political Thought at York University, Toronto.


For more information about the series, please click here