South Asian literature in English is some of the best in the world today
Female writers from South Asia are currently dominating in the field. Get inspired by these amazing women, starting with this interview with award-winning author, Kamila Shamsie.
Kamila was recently nominated for the Man Booker Prize for her novel ‘Home Fire’ which you can find here. Stay with us this month for more interviews with Kamila, and plenty more inspiring women.
Get to know more about the amazing women we've featured here:
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Find plenty more books by fantastic South Asian women here at the British Council Library:
Friday 16th February: Make It at the Library: Kitchen Gardening with Tofiq Pasha
Sunday 18th February: Tiny Tales: Malala’s Magic Pencil
Sunday 18th February: February Book Club: The Private Life of Mrs Sharma by Ratika Kapur
Saturday 24th February: [Chemical Curiosities: 2-Day Interactive Workshop with Science Fuse]
Saturday 24th February: Write-in Sessions with DWL at the Karachi Library
Sunday 11th February: Game Night: Ready, Set, Go!
Saturday 17th February: Chemical Curiosities: 2-Day Workshop with Science Fuse
Sunday 18th February:February Book Club: The Private Life of Mrs Sharma by Ratika Kapur
Saturday 24th February: Tiny Tales: Malala’s Magic Pencil
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