Elif Shafak on the Pain of Living in a Polarized Culture

April 24, 2016

The best-selling Turkish novelist Elif Shafak was put on trial ten years ago for "insulting Turkishness". She says the political climate in Turkey is more polarized than ever today, and even riskier for writers. She also believes fiction can help heal divided cultures.

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I tuned in late but here goes. Elif Shafak acknowledges the growling elephants in social situations & the not so surprising contrast in our solitude. Her points were well stated. I am anxious to read her book.f

Just wonderful to hear her opinion about Reading!