Salt And Saffron | Granta

  • Published: 10/02/2000
  • ISBN: 9781862073357
  • Granta Books
  • 224 pages

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.

The Author

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.

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Kamila Shamsie & Sunjeev Sahota

A conversation between Kamila Shamsie and Sunjeev Sahota.

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Kamila Shamsie & Eleanor Chandler

‘There’s a certain adrenaline rush that comes from not knowing.’ Kamila Shamsie on writing the unsaid, the challenges of adapting Antigone and the role of the novel in politics.

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PEN International’s Day of the Imprisoned Writer – we stand in solidarity with writers who have suffered persecution exercising their freedom of expression.