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Book review: ‘Home Fire’ by Kamila Shamsie

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, April 16 2018   /  12:56 am

Home Fire is a thought-provoking read that questions moralityWe currently live in a turbulent world, one filled with hate and fear that are ignited through mass media and the internet. Racism, prejudice and paranoia are common among people. These are caused by a number of reasons: one of them could be the news that is all over the television — bombings, terrorist attacks and wars in the Middle East. This is more than enough to cause insecurity and fear even to those living far away. Another reason could be the spread of hate speech by many people around the country, causing confusion and mistrust. Home Fire, written by Kamila Shamsie, is a book that reflects entirely on what is currently happening in the world. A story about Islamophobia and terrorism, it touches many people because it is relatable and brutally true. This book gives readers an exclusive perspective of the events that t...