Title: Home Fire
Authors: Shamsie, Kamila
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 260
Year: 2017
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Language: English
Description: It really is a case of the sins of the father ... orphaned siblings Isma, Aneeka and Parvais Pasha are children of a jihadist terrorist whose history is about to shape their futures. When nineteen-year-old Parvais is lured into finding out more about their father, the fall-out ripples right up to the office of the Home Secretary.

In this original re-telling of Sophocles' Antigone, Ancient Greece is replaced with contemporary Britain, but the challenges of family, identity and divided loyalties remain, enhanced by a sensitive exploration of the mechanism of radicalisation.
Categories: Fiction, Contemporary, Culture/Ethnic/Racial, Family Saga, Grief/loss, Political, Relationships, Religion, Social commentary/perspectives, England, Syria, 2020 Titles


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By: OXF 002 2019-06-01 17:05:57
Most unusual for all 12 members of our group to give this book a 5 star rating. A rather disturbing insight into how a young person can be coerced into joining an extreme and radical group. Strong characters and some very sad moments. Highly recommend this book. We also enjoyed the connection to Sophocles "Antigone".

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