"Kartography" by Kamila Shamsie

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Kartography (2002) is the third novel by the Karachi-born author Kamila Shamsie and the “first full-length Pakistani-English novel with the 1971 war”, which resulted in the secession of Pakistan’s East wing, “as its central concern” (Bhattacharji, 385). Today, Shamsie is best known for her highly prescient Home Fire (2017), which explores the familial repercussions of a young British Pakistani’s recruitment by the Islamic State, and for her post-9/11 novel Burnt Shadows (2009).
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Literary Encyclopedia
Issue number3.2
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jul 2021


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