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The Architect’s Apprentice 22 novembre 2014

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The Guardian (UK) Saturday, November 22, 2014, p. 11

Aditi Sriram

A boy’s love for an elephant brings old Istanbul to life. Elif Shafak’s novels resemble maps that use detailed keys to help readers to journey through them, so it’s not surprising that her latest book is about the building of an ancient city. (suite…)

Turkey’s Culture Wars 23 juillet 2014

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International New York Times (USA) Wednesday, July 23, 2014, p. 7

By Elif Shafak *, Istanbul

Residents walking through the conservative Fatih neighborhood here were used to seeing a billboard with the Brazilian actress and model Adriana Lima advertising a hair-removal product — until, one recent day, she appeared in a full burqa. Someone had covered Lima head to toe in black spray. Next to the image, a mysterious hand had scrawled: « Do not commit indecency! » (suite…)

Democracy is already a casualty in Turkey 17 mars 2014

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Gulf News (UAE) March 17, 2014 p. 36

Elif Shafak *

The death of a young boy during a police crackdown on a protest has unified Turks. Now they are turning against their feuding rulers (suite…)

This silence hurts Turkish women 16 juillet 2012

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The Guardian (UK) Monday 16 July 2012, p. 22

Elif Shafak * in Istanbul

Turkey’s move to restrict caesarean births reminds us that rights we take for granted can also be taken away (suite…)

Scandal and wonder by the Euphrates and the Thames 6 avril 2012

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The Independent (UK) April 6, 2012, p. 24
Arts & Books

by Alev Adil

Honour, a Turkish-Kurdish family saga set in London, takes Elif Shafak into new literary territory. Shafak is a prolific, controversial and critically acclaimed young Turkish novelist, columnist and academic whose previous novel, The Forty Rules of Love, has been long-listed for the 2012 IMPAC prize. (suite…)

The expendable sex 24 mars 2012

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Financial Times (UK) Saturday, March 24, 2012, p. 15

Review by Suzy Hansen

In her groundbreaking 2008 book Honour Killing , the Turkish journalist Ayse Onal interviewed a 14-year-old boy named Mehmet Taner who « slit the throat » of his 16-year-old cousin for « going about in cafés ». (suite…)

Turkey and France were once great friends 26 avril 2011

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Guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 26 April 2011

Elif Shafak

The tension between the two nations has made us forget they have more in common than populist politicians suggest (suite…)