Curfewed Night : A Frontline Memoir of Life, Love and War in Kashmir Paperback / softback
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 RushdieBasharat 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.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 240 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 03/02/2011
- Category: Memoirs
- ISBN: 9780007350711
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