Free Reading with Kamila Shamsie at Alphabet City

Summer Event at Alphabet City

City of Asylum @ Alphabet City, located at 40 West North Avenue, is the permanent home for City of Asylum programming and the arts. It is a hub for Pittsburgh’s readers and writers, jazz and small-scale music and performance, and artistic experimentation. It is a home for diverse voices from around the globe – a place where Pittsburgh meets the world and the world meets Pittsburgh. To view more details for all of the events that are scheduled, visit the City of Asylum @ Alphabet City website.

Kamila Shamsie (Pakistan)
Saturday, August 26 at 4:30 pm
Enjoy a free reading with Kamila Shamsie who will be reading from her newly-published novel Home Fire. A contemporary re-imagining of Sophocles’ Antigone, Home Fire is an urgent, fiercely compelling story of loyalties torn apart when love and politics collide. Home Fire is a heart-breaking story of love, family and loyalty that explores the complexities of nationalism, religious extremism and bigotry, ultimately asking: What sacrifices will we make in the name of love?

40 West North Avenue Pittsburgh