Araf [Elif Safak] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Iyi de bir insana neden omur boyu gecerli olacak sekilde tek bir isim veriliyordu baska bir. Elif Shafak is an award-winning novelist and the most widely read female writer in Turkey. She is also a political commentator and an inspirational public. Elif Shafak is an award-winning bestselling novelist and the most widely read female writer in Turkey. Her books have been translated into more than twenty.

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It’s and interesting read but I have my reservations. She drops so many obscure, complicated words that the characters would never say, and I struggled to understand the purpose. Open Preview See a Problem? Also, she seemed overly fond of certain literary devices, and their repetition diluted their effectiveness in my opinion. I started this book thinking that it will mostly be about how people living in a foreign country feel like they are in purgatory.

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And this book allows me to access the world beyond the Americans, the world that only foreigners, real foreigners, have access to. Or are English publishers and audiences indulging in a bit of Orientalism? It is about identities, being a foreigner, being a foreign student, about the sense of belonging, life struggless. I love her work and am sad that so many tiles have not been translated to English.


Shafak has two children. Only major critique is that there are too many sub-stories going on at one time, which is to be expected given the plot. To ask other readers questions about Arafplease sign up.

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Despite that issue, I thoroughly enjoyed the reading experience and look forward to picking up more works by her in the future. Shafak has been a TED Global speaker. Ellf not every proclamation a statement of selfishness?

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Being a story with little to no plot, the story focuses intensely on the characters’ evolving relationships and th Overall, this was a delight to read. The book was received with great interest and acclaim by critics and readers alike, being an instant bestseller. So, overall, I recommend reading this book.

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Following the birth of her daughter in she suffered from post-natal depression, an experience she addressed in her first autobiographical book, Black Milk. In elfi local book shop recently I noticed that this enigma was not confined to The Bastard of Istanbul.

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I loved the 2 chapters about Istanbul and I think it saved the book. So at times I liked it, at times I just wanted her to get to the point, but all in all it was an interesting read.

Her books have been published in 48 languages. Shafak is an inspiring speaker and writer on global politics, dangers of populismdangers of tribalism and nationalism.


It’s sort of the same for me when a main character is a photographer. The story was surprisingly humorous, due largely in part to Shafak’s clever writing style. And I like the ending too: Far beyond that, democracy is a culture of inclusiveness, openness, human rights and freedom of speech, for each and every one, regardless of whichever party they might have voted for. The Rebellion of the Forgotten? The characters have problems and are essentially misfits and thrown together through strange circumstances.

Shafak has published thirteen books, nine of which are novels. Gee, that sounds familiar, eh? Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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Are you an author? However, I loved how the book made me realize that this purgatory feeling can happen to other people who have not even safakk their hometown.

She infuses philosophy, linguistic discussion, wordplay, and so much more into the narrative that really kept me wanting to read more.

Shafak spent her teenage years in Ankara, MadridAmman and Istanbul. Write a customer review.

We are past the primordial stages, are we not and no one uses the term premodern because we are always trying to present ourselves as more progressive Alas, I’m diverging from this topic.