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Kamila Shamsie '94

Kamila Shamsie '94 Interviewed in Toronto Star

Posted May 13, 2009
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Kamila Shamsie '94, was interviewed for a Toronto Star article about Pakistani writers (5/12/09) and the country's literary renaissance. The article noted that Shamsie studied creative writing at Hamilton College in the 1990s.

Shamsie's most recent book – her fifth novel -- is this year's Orange Prize-nominated Burnt Shadows. The story follows its central character, Hiroko, from the dropping of the atomic bomb on Nagasaki in 1945, to the independence and partition of India in 1947, to Pakistan during the Soviet Union's invasion of Afghanistan in the early 1980s, to New York in the immediate aftermath of 9/11.

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