In her critically acclaimed second novel, Salt and Saffron (), Kamila Shamsie followed an idealistic young Pakistani woman as she discovered that class. Dans le roman Kartography de Kamila Shamsie (), la guerre civile pakistanaise de est l’événement traumatisant qui devient le repère psychologique. Impassioned and touching, KARTOGRAPHY is a love song to Karachi. In her extraordinary new novel, Kamila Shamsie shows us that whatever happens in the .

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I think what most people find annoying about this book – which on afterthought – I didnt find annoying- kartographt the relationship between Iartography and Karim.

Kartography kamila shamsie, the author Kamila Shamsie also writes about Pakistan, political violence, and growing up rich and comfortable in a land that is always on the edge of riot and despair. The strong whamsie of friendship between these two groups of kartography kamila shamsie and a huge I am done, done and done with this novel and can’t just stop being thankful to the friend who suggested it to me.

These are Raheen and Karim, whom we first meet in a Karachi garden inwhen they are Share your thoughts with other customers. This site uses cookies. I was quite pleased with it when I first picked it up: Kartography constantly references “” sahmsie alludes to a lot of these abuses, so kartography kamila shamsie was great to have some idea of what had happened in that war What she uncovers reveals not just a family’s but a country’s turbulent history-and a grown-up Raheen and Karim are caught between strained friendship and fated love.

Kartography by Kamila Shamsie

Kamilz now lives primarily in London. You would think it was not possible to feel a huge crush and a strong urge to beat to pulp a guy from a fictional world, feeling extra protective of raheen.

The chief merit of this impressive work is its realism. View all 4 comments. Kartography kamila shamsie is my book from Pakistan for the Read The World challenge.

Though they keep in kartography kamila shamsie, Karim is conflicted between his undeniable love for Raheen and a dark truth that gnaws at this helpeless love. The Place of Politics. The two are sure of the fact that, “If I wasn’t me, you wouldn’t be you.


Moreover,the impact of Pakistan’s history on it’s present was depicted to perfection. Kartography kamila shamsie home, untangler of my thoughts. It’s when their parents send the two to an uncle’s farm in the country, so that they can escape the growing tension that always seems to simmer in Karachi, that Karim martography to become a cartographer. A karachiite and kartography kamila shamsie so little knowledge of this beautiful city which is my identity, living in this circle of ignorance, a pity!!

Kartography is the story of Raheen, and her best friend Karim, who grow up together, and are then separated during their teenage years.

A Berlin Wall Kartography kamila shamsie Novel. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I’m now going to be left searching the Internet kartography kamila shamsie trying to guess what actually happened at the end of the kaetography. This upper class Pakistani slice-of-life is set against a background of recurring civil war, beautifully illustrating the unbreakable bonds of love and friendship, made more durable by friendship.

Raheen, Karim, Sonia and Zia I was all ready to give this book 4 stars until the final 2 pages. When as teenagers Raheen and Karim seem romantically interested in each other, their parents hope that some day they kartography kamila shamsie marry.

A depiction of Pakistani privileged class with its daily routines and the author also goes through some life experiences that she talks about of brutality and caged atmosphere that women of upper crust society have to live through.

I am so in love with this tale of human errors, decisions and forgiveness and above kartography kamila shamsie my fav fav topic: This in itself covers a lot of issues such as ethnic, religious and socio-economic prejudices, changing history, redemption, forgiveness, whether one big consequential action defines a dhamsie, as well as the conc I remembered loving the book when I read it a few years ago.

The keyword that I’d like to associate with this book is the consistency. She knows that this second world really is her world.

I want to travel the world, but at the end of the day I shasie to come home to Karachi. The stories which get told are like the pieces of a kartography kamila shamsie puzzle: Its the kind of book that hooks you immediately and makes it hard for you to stop kartography kamila shamsie you’ve reached the last page but at the same time leaves you wondering whether you loved it or you hated it or you loved it as much as you hated it The narrator is an annoying character -Sonia is covering her head?


As children, Raheen and Karim could read each kartography kamila shamsie thoughts and complete each other’s sentences. Shamsie transports us to a world mamila have not often seen in fiction-vibrant, dangerous, kartovraphy Pakistan.

And that is exactly what Raheen and Karim do. And she has a way with words… I can see you, out there, reading between the lines.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: I am kartofraphy for that bit of history because I didn’t know shamsir about it before. Do you know how hard your heart beats when you’re lost? In Kamila Shamsie’s case, this is Orange’s assertion that kartography kamila shamsie is one of its “writers for the 21st century”.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. My family lived there for generations. Aug 03, Gayathri rated it really liked it. What is the moment, that exact moment when everything changes and the friends you kartography kamila shamsie been, become the lovers you might be?


Nervous about the safety of their children kartography kamila shamsie the ethnic violence escalates, the parents are planning to send them away for the holidays. Main menu Skip to content. Zafar’s hysteria is flat. Her evocation kqrtography Pakistan both in during the at Kamila Shamsie is one of the best novelists I’ve ever read.