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Broken Verses [Kamila Shamsie] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Fourteen years ago, famous Pakistani activist Samina Akram. Broken Verses. By: Kamila Shamsie Media of Broken Verses. See larger image. Published: Format: Hardback. Edition: 1st. Extent: ISBN. 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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Sure there maybe all of 10 percent who do engage in the kind of world Aasmaani inhabits. It was quite heart breaking to accept how Samina ended her life. I wanted very much to write something good about this book,but I just wasn’t all that excited about the story at all.

Refresh and try again. Jan 19, LeeAnn rated it did not like it.

Kzmila only disappointments had to be the ‘frilly’ relationship between Aasmani and Adnan Ed. I would love to read a whole book of those letters.

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 TV station; connections or not, this is a trick in a country with such a high unemployment rate. It kept me interested, and I thought the resolution made sense. The one thing that I did enjoy were some really great lines and phrases peppered throughout the book,I even committed the sin of underlining a sentence in the book, a sin that I will have to pay for as it is a book checked out from the library.


I felt it was unnecessary and perhaps the story would’ve been stronger for having removed this whole interaction.

Broken Verses

The Poet had been taken away and killed for his writing and Asmaani’s mother had been jailed for rallying for women’s rights. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. See 1 question about Broken Verses…. Her characters are brave. She now lives primarily in London. It was something I really knew very little about. At the television company she meets the s Broken Verses by Kamila Shamsie is the tale of a twenty-something Pakistani girl, the daughter of a famous activist who has disappeared long ago amid despair over the death of her lover, the Poet.

Take hold of the media, take hold of the printing presses and the newspapers, broadcast your views from pirate radio channels, spread the word.

What strikes me most about the book is the analogy it draws with the past, poetry, women’s rights movement and bits off religion to boot. It took me a long time to get to the end of this book. She shamdie with the expectations and her sense of abandonment with a sharp tongue and a cynical attitude.

A forceful tale of childhood, love and the power of story-telling. 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 I could be Aasmaani.

Kxmila 25, Lauren rated it liked it.

“Broken Verses: A Novel” by Kamila Shamsie

For years Shamsie spent equal amounts of time in London and Karachi, while also occasionally teaching creative writing at Hamilton College in New York State. Her books go all over the world and several of them are historical novels. This is because I’d linger over a phrase, a paragraph and often go back and read the whole page all over again.


Sixteen years ago, the Poet, subversive and brilliant, love of Samina’s life, sgamsie found mysteriously murdered. Open Preview See a Problem?

I enjoyed reading it, not vverses much for the political-thriller suspense, as for the way that Shamsie masterfully writes her protagonist’s first person narrative. Sep 12, Mina rated it it was amazing.

Broken Verses by Kamila Shamsie is the tale of a twenty-something Pakistani girl, the daughter of a famous activist who has disappeared long ago amid despair over the death of her lover, the Poet. I read this book a couple of months ago. What I loved about this book was the lyrical prose which flowed so beautifully and easily that really captured you and drew you in.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. While the theme is important, it is wrapped in a weak story and stock characters. Aasmani spends much of the book laying the blame of why she is who she is on everyone around her. I just can’t bear it. Although I read Home Fire, Verzes Shamsie’s latest novel first and worked back to her earlier work, I must say that the writing in Broken Verses shows her artistry in the written word.