Kamila Shamsie's latest novel inspired by Tara Theatre Artistic Director Jatinder Verma
30 August 2017
Kamila Shamsie talks to Pittburgh Post-Gazuette about the inspiration behind her latest novel Home Fire, being launched here at Tara Theatre on Thursday 28th September.
Kamila discusses her inspiration with Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, recalling an email from Jatinder Verma telling her that "he liked her novels, especially the way she wrote dialogue. He suggested that she adapt a play."
“Home Fire” forces readers to confront the question of how human beings deal with people from different cultures and faiths. For much of America’s history, the primary “other” has been African-Americans.
“Now that other is Muslims,” Ms. Shamsie said. “Since 9/11, there has been very nasty rhetoric and not just rhetoric. You had Guantanamo. You had racial profiling. You had a Muslim registry. My male Pakistani friends who had been living here and working here as students and in the process of becoming citizens all had to go and register because they were part of this Muslim majority country.” Read the full article here.
Come and see Kamila read excerpts of Home Fire, and discuss the novel with journalist Razia Iqbal at Tara Theatre, Thursday 28 September at 6.30pm, £10 per ticket.
Follow this link to read more and to book tickets.