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This was my first Kamila Shamsie book and I am glad I picked it up after having it in my TBR for over 6 months. Despite their role as connectors, the two main characters of the book are pulled apart by Cartography. Looking forward to reading more of her books soon.

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Kartography is Kamila Shamsie's impressive third novel. KAMILA SHAMSIE is the author of four novels. She lives in London and Karachi and serves as a visiting professor of English at Hamilton College. At its heart is a traditional love story-cum-family saga.

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Kamila Shamsie, author of three novels, was short-listed for the John Llewelyn Rhys/Mail on Sunday Prize. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and teaches at Hamilton College in New York. She is a trustee of English PEN and Free Word, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and one of Granta's 20 Best Young British Writers of 2013.

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Kamila Shamsie was born in 1973 in Pakistan. Other books by Kamila Shamsie at BookBrowse. Her first novel, In the City by the Sea, was shortlisted for the Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, and her second, Salt and Saffron, won her a place on Orange's list of '21 Writers for the 21st Century'. In 1999 Kamila received the Prime Minister's Award for Literature in Pakistan. Kartography (2004), explores the strained relationship between soulmates Karim and Raheen, set against a backdrop. Full Biography Author Interview. Name Pronunciation Kamila Shamsie: ka-MEE-lah shum-Sea. Membership Advantages.

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Their parents were even once engaged to each others' partners until they rematched in what they call "the fiancée swap. A powerful, sweeping epic crossing generations, cultures and continents. The free online library containing 450000+ books. Read books for free from anywhere and from any device. Listen to books in audio format instead of reading.

Crib mates, raised together from birth, narrator Raheen and her best friend Karim dream each other's dreams, finish each other's sentences, speak in a language of anagrams. They share an idyllic childhood in upper-class Karachi with parents who are also best friends, even once engaged to the other until they rematched in what they jokingly call "the fiancee swap." The night Karim's family migrates from Karachi to London, Raheen knows that "some of my tears were his tears and some of his tears were mine." But as distance and adolescence split them apart, Karim takes refuge in the rationality of maps while Raheen searches for the secret behind her parents' exchange. What she uncovers takes us back two decades to reveal a story not just of a family's turbulent history but that of a country--and brings us forward to a grown-up Raheen and Karim drawn back to each other in the city that is their true home.

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Children of destiny, Karim and Raheen grow up in the shadow of their parent's convoluted relationship. The parents have switched fiancés at the last minute, a fact that becomes part of family mythology. However, the swap has more serious implications, occurring during a period of civil unrest in Pakistan in the 1970's, where the upper class citizens of Karachi cannot escape the reach of the troubles. A decade later, still affected by the civil chaos that threatens the city, Karim's parents leave Karachi for London, where they eventually get divorced. Raheen loses her alter ego and best friend, writing only sporadically over the years.
Later, when Karim returns to Karachi, the two meet again, but their once easy relationship has become complicated by distance and family secrets. Neither can unravel the emotional knots created during the years they were separated. Raheen's nature is to cling desperately to her childhood memories, savoring the closeness she enjoyed with her best friend, although she is definitely in love with him. Karim has evolved into a principled man, a cartographer, whose world is defined in black and white, in absolutes.
Karim has long known the family secret; because of this, he judges Raheen for her complicity, although she has no knowledge of the event that occurred before they were born. In the bright idealism of youth, Karim's judgment comes easily, albeit flawed by his ignorance. Karim and Raheen have difficulty managing the complications of love, friendship and polarizing politics, their emotions as entangled as the love of their parents; only when they embrace the decisions faced by their parents can the young couple overcome their lack of communication.
This upper class Pakistani slice-of-life is set against a background of recurring civil war, beautifully illustrating the unbreakable bonds of love and friendship, made more durable by friendship. Shamsie's engaging prose evokes the warmth and acceptance of family, as the author connects politics with the everyday lives of the citizens of Karachi. Eventually, affluence is insufficient protection from the random violence of war and personal possessions cannot isolate these families from tragedy.
This is indeed a love story between a boy and a girl, but also an inter-generational one, where compassion defines the quality of family relationships. The extraordinary friendship of the parents, even with its inherent problems, teaches their children about the fragility of the human heart and the catharsis of forgiveness. Luan Gaines/2004.
Karim and Raheen have been the closest of friends since they shared a crib as infants. Growing up together in a wealthy Karachi neighborhood during the 1980s, they finish each other's sentences, speak in anagrams, dream each other's dreams and are true soulmates. The two are sure of the fact that, "If I wasn't me, you wouldn't be you." "Can angels lie spine to spine?" Raheen wonders to herself. "If not, how they must envy us humans."
Raheen's and Karim's parents were once engaged to each other: her father to his mother, his father to her mother. There is a long buried secret, a family mystery, behind the fiancee swap - one that threatens to sever the magical bond that unites these young people as they become adults.
Filled with wry humor and wit, this is a novel about a friendship predestined to turn into love. The metaphor of maps and identity is embodied by the character of Karim, who wants to be a mapmaker, obsessed with finding the roots and meaning of geographical belonging. However, the author Kamila Shamsie also writes about Pakistan, political violence, and growing up rich and comfortable in a land that is always on the edge of riot and despair.
Ms. Shamsie writes a lyrical, impassioned narrative, lush with detail. Her novel is a love song, of sorts, to Karachi. Set against the backdrop of Pakistan's bloody civil war, it is a story of a country at war and of hearts at war, where the intricacies of love and intimacy are deftly explored. A superb novel!
Very well written. Being a Karachi'ite I could relate to the stories set up in Karachi. It brought back many fond memories of the city which used to be a city of lights and a cradle of peace and harmony, a city that never slept.
I didn't love this book, I felt it could have been so much better! A time and place I knew nothing about and yet still fell that I know little more. Confusing storyline and a big build up for a mystery that turns out to be not very interesting. the relationships between the groups of friends do not ring true at all, and the question of the romantic ending is never resolved.
The author can obviously write, but in this case she did not succeed in telling a story.
A depiction of Pakistani privileged class with its daily routines and the author also goes through some life experiences ( that she talks about) of brutality and caged atmosphere that women of upper crust society have to live through.
Liked better Dark Shadows
Throw her heart
I didn't want this book to end. An exquisite love story wonderfully crafted. A window opened into a different world.
Worth reading.
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Genre Fiction
Author: Kamila Shamsie
ISBN: 0151010102
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Harcourt; First Edition edition (August 1, 2003)
Pages: 320 pages