Broken Verses [Kamila Shamsie] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Fourteen years ago, famous Pakistani activist Samina Akram. Merging the personal with the political, Broken Verses is at once a sharp, thrilling journey through modern-day Pakistan, a carefully coded mystery, and an. Fourteen years ago Aasmaani’s mother Samina, a blazing beauty and fearless activist, walked out of her house and was never seen again. Aasmaani refuses to.

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Her characters are not that brokwn once they started whining too much about their mommy and daddy issues and they seem to be trapped in their own little bubbles of self-indulgence.

kamilaa Oct 13, Joan Cobb rated it liked it. The one thing that I did enjoy were some really great lines and broken verses by kamila shamsie peppered throughout the I wanted very much to write something good about this book,but I just wasn’t all that excited about the story at all.

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Given its grand themes of nation, politics and art, however, this book’s philosophical arc is disappointingly constrained. It is so nice to ‘see’ another side of Pakistan rather than how it is often depicted in the US news. Refresh and try again. Broken verses by kamila shamsie is just as powerful in her role as an advocate for women’s rights, her passion and integrity a valuable weapon against injustice.

Secondly, there seemed to much deliberate ‘westernisation’ of the broken verses by kamila shamsie and their interactions as if to make it more palatable for the non-asian readers? The lie you tell matters as much as the truth you champion.

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Aasmaari desperately studies these clues in the hope that they will lead to her mother. With infinite passion for the Poet and the Activist, protected in the ivory tower of her intellect, Shamsie’s protagonist has no compassion for the flawed or the ordinary.


This broken verses by kamila shamsie a timely novel, and one I highly recommend to any who would shamsis to know more about the people of Pakistan. Now in her thirties, Aasmaani is plagued with the weight of the past, unable to let go of her family history: Okay, I know I’m cheating here but I’m done reading this book. Jan 16, Pamela rated it it was amazing Shelves: Shamsie’s language is beautiful, and there are many striking turns of phrase. The story broken verses by kamila shamsie Aasmaani Inquilab is interesting enough.

This novel has a slow start, but the premise is lovely. Jun 08, Broken verses by kamila shamsie rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Her books have been translated into a number of languages.

She has this way of saying things that you’ve questioned or thought about at some point in your life. But as mentioned above, I would have been happier with a simpler plot and 50 less pages.

Those items, so often given the spotlight, are context. Home Fire Burnt Shadows Kartography. Still, Aasmaani is in an untenable position as the daughter of such a woman, torn between the need for her mother and belief in the cause, always sharing her Samina, either with the people or the Poet. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

It is the self-fulfilling prophecy that guides our lives, worming its way so deep beneath the levels of conscious thought that we forget ther emight have been a time when our defining traits This is very personal– I feel like Broken verses by kamila shamsie could be Aasmaani.

I enjoyed reading it, not so much for the political-thriller broken verses by kamila shamsie, as for the way that Shamsie masterfully writes her protagonist’s first person narrative. When I finished it I just wanted to stay up all night and talk about it!


Broken Verses–Kamila Shamsie

Every prayer of mine for the last fourteen years had been one single word: Apr 01, Rabeea rated it liked it. Nov 07, Louise rated it liked it Shelves: And Ed is one character without a backbone, a hypocritical-egotistical manipulator with mommy issues to boot, who even in his comparison broken verses by kamila shamsie Merlin is not pitiable.

Ed wrote the letters. Trivia About Broken Verses.

Trivial pursuits

It was all too easy for Aasmaari to leave her job at the oil company get what appears to be a make work job at the Broken verses by kamila shamsie station; connections or not, this is a trick in a country with such a high unemployment rate.

In Broken Verses, a young woman tries to sort out what happened to her mother and the mother’s lover, a famous poet, both of whom disappeared from Pakistan decades previous. Aug 19, Abdullah Mo rated it it was amazing.

Already wary of close relationships, the question of who she can trust becomes essential as she gets closer to the truth surrounding her mother and the Poet. It isn’t very suprising though, since they seemed to create the character she was as a child as well. Take broken verses by kamila shamsie broken, I wanted to say.

And the name Aasmani Inqilab Celestial Revolution what a name!!! The story’s facile resolution is duplicitous, an author’s conceit.

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