Kamila Shamsie – Change Maker

Date
21-05-2018
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Venue
Assembly Rooms
Price
£10 (£9)
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Acclaimed novelist Kamila Shamsie looked to the distant past for her new novel, Home Fire, a bravura retelling of Sophocles’ Antigone, in which the fates of two families are once again inextricably and violently linked. But Shamsie’s setting – the world of jihadis and politicians – makes for a very contemporary tale of loss and revenge.

‘Shamsie’s version of Antigone reveals the ancient tragedy we’re living now’ – Ali Smith, Guardian, Books of the Year