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Curfewed Night By Basharat Peer

Curfewed Night
by Basharat Peer

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Longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and Winner of the Crossword Prize for Non-fiction

`"Curfewed Night" is a passionate and important book - a brave and brilliant report from a conflict the world has chosen to ignore.' Salman Rushdie

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Curfewed Night: A Frontline Memoir of Life, Love and War in Kashmir by Basharat Peer

Longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and Winner of the Crossword Prize for Non-fiction

`"Curfewed Night" is a passionate and important book - a brave and brilliant report from a conflict the world has chosen to ignore.' Salman Rushdie

Basharat Peer was a teenager when the separatist movement exploded in Kashmir in 1989. Over the following years countless young men, fuelled by feelings of injustice, crossed over the `Line of Control' to train in Pakistani army camps. Peer was sent off to boarding school in Aligarh to keep out of trouble. He finished college and became a journalist in Delhi. But Kashmir - angrier, more violent, more hopeless - was never far away.

In 2003 Peer, now a young journalist, left his job and returned to his homeland. Drawing a harrowing portrait of Kashmir and her people - a mother forced to watch her son hold an exploding bomb, politicians living in refurbished torture chambers, picturesque villages riddled with landmines - this is above all, a story of what it really means to return home - and the discovery that there may not be any redemption in it.

Lyrical, spare, gut-wrenching and intimate, Curfewed Night is a powerful and intensely moving debut, combining the insight of a journalist with the prose of a poet.

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Curfewed Night Reviews


'A passionate and important book - a brave and brilliant report from a conflict the world has chosen to ignore.' Salman Rushdie

`One of the finest books I've read this year...Basharat Peer's memoir reminds us why peace in Kashmir is important, not just to India and Pakistan, but to the world.' Hari Kunzru, Guardian

''"Curfewed Night" is the finest book I have read on the contemporary Kashmir conflict - literary, humane, clear-eyed and reliable. Basharat Peer has given voice, unforgettably, to a generation of Kashmiris who have never been heard, but who should be.' Steve Coll

`An extraordinary memoir that does a great deal to bring the Kashmir conflict out of the realm of political rhetoric between India and Pakistan...one of the great achievements of "Curfewed Night" is its seamless mingling of memoir and reportage...It is a formidable challenge to tell the stories of Kashmir's suffering without numbing the readers' senses, and that Peer is able to do so is testament to his gifts and and sensitivity as a writer' Guardian

`Fresh and poignant...Peer's tone is non-judgmental..."Curfewed Night" has made his own valuable contribution to Orwell's mission making the political writing an art' The Economist

About Basharat Peer


Basharat Peer was born in Kashmir in 1977. He studied political science at Aligarh Muslim University and journalism at Columbia University. He has worked as a reporter at Rediff and Tehelka and has written for various publications including the Guardian, Financial Times, New Statesman and Foreign Affairs, where he was assistant editor. He is currently based in New York.

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GOR002651164
Curfewed Night: A Frontline Memoir of Life, Love and War in Kashmir by Basharat Peer
Basharat Peer
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2011-02-03
240
0007350716
9780007350711
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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