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The Half Mother Shahnaz Bashir

The Half Mother

Shahnaz Bashir

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It is the 1990s and Kashmirs long war has begun to claim its first victims. Among them are Ghulam Rasool Joo, Haleemas father and her teenage son Imran, who is picked up by the authorities only to disappear into the void of Kashmirs missingMoreIt is the 1990s and Kashmirs long war has begun to claim its first victims. Among them are Ghulam Rasool Joo, Haleemas father and her teenage son Imran, who is picked up by the authorities only to disappear into the void of Kashmirs missing people. The Half Mother is the story of Haleema-a mother and a daughter yesterday, a half mother and an orphan today, tormented by not knowing whether Imran is dead or alive, torn apart by her own lonely existence. While she battles for answers and seeks out torture camps, jails and morgues for any signs of Imran, Kashmir burns in a war that will haunt it for years to come. Heart-wrenching, deeply troubling and lyrical, The Half Mother marks the debut of a bold new voice from Kashmir.