Written by kamila shamsie a british pakistani author home fire strikes a relevant chord in the post 9 11 world where discrimination against muslim men and women in our airports media and among the general public is. The story of antigone plays out in the modern world in this man booker longlisted exploration of the clash between society family and religious faith. In kamila shamsies home fire the shameful legacy of a dead jihadist father haunts his three children although they never knew him they have lived in london all their lives isma the . Home fire long listed for this years mann booker prize is kamila shamsies much acclaimed 7th novel and the first of hers ive read though ive long admired her essays shamsie uses the old greek myth about antigone to underpin a very modern story following a british pakistani family based in london. Home fire 2017 is the seventh novel by kamila shamsie reimagining sophocless antigone in a contemporary setting it won the womens prize for fiction 2018 and was longlisted for the man booker prize 2017her novel has been shortlisted for the dsc prize for south asian literature 2018 the concerns of the novel include the identity and security of muslims in britain
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