|Kamila Shamsie is a Pakistani woman writer who writes in English. In her recent English novel Burnt Shadows (2009), Shamsie powerfully demonstrates her ambition to provide a non-Euro-American-centric and non-official narrative through her trauma writing. In the novel, by following the journey of a traumatized Japanese woman named Hiroko, Shamsie represents the rise of the American power after World War II, its expansion during the Cold War, the American trauma on 9/11, and the War on Terror. This essay firstly discusses the problem of Euro-American-centrism in the mainstream trauma theories and investigates the role that politics and power play in the representations of trauma. The second section explores how, through her multiple-layered trauma writing of atomic bombing in Japan, the Cold War, 9/11, and the War on Terror, Shamsie provides a critique of Euro-American-centrism and attends to the history, politics, and culture of trauma. The final section of the essay examines Hiroko’s and other characters’ diasporic experiences in order to ponder on the possibility of ethics after the war and trauma.