Kamila Shamsie gives up German prize

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Pakistan’s celebrated writer Kamila Shamsie after being announced the winner of Germany’s Nelly Sachs Prize is having her win reviewed over her support of the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The organizers of the German literary award decided to review the decision to honour the acclaimed novelist with $16,500 in prize money over her reiterated support for the anti-Israel movement, which they termed to be ‘anti-Semitic.’ The concerns had come afloat after the ‘Kartography’ writer had earlier on Wednesday turned down an offer to get one of her works published in Israel, as she expressed her endorsement of the pro-Palestine movement.

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