Shamsie’s Home Fire is shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and tells the story of a muslim family which is based on the story of Antigone. Isma has cared for her younger twin siblings since the death of their mother and grandmother, but now that they are eighteen-years-old she is able to continue her studies. When her mentor invites her to USA to co-author a paper, she leaves their London home even though she remains concerned about her beautiful, law-student sister, and her brother who has decided to investigate the jihadist legacy of their father. Isma is determined that he not follow these footsteps. They meet Eammon, the son of a prominent politician and his presence results in tension between the sisters, and evaluation of love versus family obligations. Central to Antigone are themes of conflict between state and individual human rights, which Shamsie illustrates in the difficulties that muslim people often encounter with cultural generalizations and prejudice. A powerful and illuminating story.