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The White House Shama Naqushbandi

The White House

Shama Naqushbandi

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WINNER: BRIT WRITERS AWARDS 2012BEST UNPUBLISHED NOVEL CATEGORYShifting between the cosmopolitan city of London and the ghostly backdrop of war-torn Kashmir, a beautiful valley in northern India and site of the world’s most militarised territorialMoreWINNER: BRIT WRITERS AWARDS 2012BEST UNPUBLISHED NOVEL CATEGORYShifting between the cosmopolitan city of London and the ghostly backdrop of war-torn Kashmir, a beautiful valley in northern India and site of the world’s most militarised territorial dispute, Liyana struggles to retrieve the lost White House of her childhood. No longer the colourful playground of the past, Kashmir decays with conflict while the rest of the world progresses forward at a dizzying pace. With the loss of childhood innocence comes the growing pains of a divided world and Liyanas struggle to reaffirm harmony. The White House is a story of love, loss and longing - a modern day odyssey that explores the challenge of finding home in the twenty first century.“It is with an unusual elegance that Shama Naqushbandi weaves together the two parts of herself in this very autobiographical, and powerfully personal first novel. Just as the Kashmiri pashmina weavers create the most exquisite shawls in the world, she threads together the two sides of herself, Kashmiri blood, English-raised, into this delicate tale of rootlessness and belonging.”JUSTINE HARDY