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276 pages, Hardcover
First published August 15, 2017
’think about those of us with passports that look like toilet paper to the rest of the world who spend our whole lives being so careful we don’t give anyone a reason to reject our visa applications? Don��t stand next to this guy, don’t follow that guy on Twitter, don’t download that Noam Chomsky book.’
"في قصص الطغاة الأشرار، تجري معاقبة الرجال والنساء بالنفي، وتظل اجسادهم بعيدة عن عائلاتهم بعد موتهم... ترفع رؤوسهم على الحراب، ويلقى بجثثهم في قبور لا شواهد لها. تحدث الأشياء كلها بما يتفق مع القانون، لكن ليس بما يتفق مع العدالة"
My own family’s heritage is Muslim. Myself and my four brothers were brought up to believe in God, but I do not practise any religion. My wife is a practising Christian and the only religion practised in my house is Christianity. I think we should recognise that Christianity is the religion of our country.And also where, in 2014, the then Home Secretary – now in 2017 the Prime Minister of the ‘Citizens of Nowhere’ speech – introduced powers to strip dual citizens suspected of involvement in terrorism of their British nationality. In the novel, Kamarat Lone, goes further:
I was very aware of Googling while Muslim while writing this book. When I started to research, I would do stupid things, like look at three relevant websites, then go look at some really trashy celebrity stuff for a while. There was a part of my brain that was saying, what will I say if intelligence agencies come to my door and want to know why I’m looking up this stuff?Most strikingly, from the same interview:
Q: Would you have published Home Fire before you had the security of knowing you were a British citizen?http://www.vogue.com/article/kamila-s...
A: No, absolutely not.