Safdar, Nadim, colour, credit Sahar Afzal

Novel Writers: Nadim Safdar

Akram's War

Novel Writers/
Thu 29 September 2016

Novel Writers: Nadim Safdar

Akram's War

Safdar, Nadim, colour, credit Sahar Afzal
Thu 29 September 2016,

Each month Spike Island in partnership with Bristol Festival of Ideas invites a debut novelist to read from and talk about their work in a relaxed, informal setting. Topics of discussion include theme, structure, inspiration and the craft of writing. These sessions are a great way to discover new writing talent and wonderful books.

This month’s debut-novel book club introduces Nadim Safdar and his  novel Akram’s War.

One night, Akram Khan walks out of his house towards an appointed time and place where he is supposed to detonate a bomb that will end his life and that of many innocent bystanders. As he wanders through the town he encounters Grace, whose life has been marred just as his has, forming an unlikely closeness borne of need and necessity.

Delicately drawn, Akram’s War is an honest and shocking kaleidoscopic portrait of contemporary Britain, and of the ways in which the twists and turns of fate can scar and mark a life.

Image credit Sahar Afzal

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