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Kamila Shamsie

Kamila Shamsie was born in Karachi, Pakistan, in 1973. She has received degrees from Hamilton College, Clinton, New York and the University of Massachusetts. This is her first novel.


Salt And Saffron

Kamila Shamsie

For Aliya, stories of her family’s past are just amusing anecdotes. Only one aspect of her inheritance interests her – the story that her family has erased from its history, that of Mariam, whose appearance coincided with Aliya’s birth and whose fate was sealed when she decided to follow her heart.