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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The story was surprisingly humorous, due largely in part to Shafak’s clever writing style. It seemed too lucid and made up whereas Omer the main character putting on his headphones to blast The Dead Kennedys or Nick Cave made a whole lot more sense to me. So you belong nowhere, which also gives you a freedom to belong to everywhere too.

Seldom do they intevene, and when they do, it is too often with an affectionate vigilance like parents taking joy in the mi “There was nothing more depressing in life, she deduced, than being obliged to have fun.

In this book Shafak explored the beauties and difficulties of being a writer and a mother. In many ways, it’s just as much a book about the immigrant university experience as it is relationships and intimacy, psychosis, and various personalities being thrown in the mix of postmodern soup. Frankly, i didn’t care for the characters or their dull lives, neither did i care for the storyline, which didn’t even seem to exist and if it did, it was very slow moving and quite bland.

Nov 09, Gulen rated it liked it Shelves: It is about identities, being a foreigner, being a foreign student, about the sense of belonging, life struggless.


It is also written nicely but some parts made me think that the language was a bit too heavy for a book like this. Abed loves his horror movies, and is haunted by a jinn from his mother.

I never thought that this book would be a good one, and thus I have prolonged touching it until I realized that I had to ellif the book soon to the library, but once I started it, it was just a non-stop awesome read. Her work draws on diverse cultures and literary traditions, as well as deep interest in history, philosophy, Sufism, oral culture, and cultural politics.

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The only reason I docked a star was that, while I often enjoyed Shafak’s cleverness, it sometimes came across as pretentious. Only 3 left in stock – order soon. Perhaps it is because I do not consider myself totally foreign, at least in the American sense. This, like her other sadak, moves between the present and the past aarf doesn’t really come together till the end. Thanks for telling us about the problem. No trivia or quizzes yet.

I mentioned that I was reading The Bastard of Istanbuland after a bit of Googling we worked out she had read it too. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. It has given me laughs while reading this. On the other hand, if an American mispronounces the name of a Turk in the USA, it is not the American’s fault but instead it is the fault of the name being too complicated for Americans.

It is set in Boston, and the characters are mostly interna I cannot help but enjoy this book. Being a story with little to no plot, the story focuses intensely on the characters’ evolving relationships and their musings.

Her most recent novel Ustam ve Ben December revolves around the life of Mimar Sinan, the most famous Ottoman architect and opens up important debates on power, creativity, artistic freedom and bigotry.


It was definitely what I needed to read when I read it 5 years ago.

Araf by Elif Shafak

I was very dissappointed in Shafak especially after I had read ‘Bastard of Istanbul’ only few months before reading this one. This is perhaps one of the most enjoyable reads that I have had in the recent past. Want to Read saving….

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Anyway the last pages are better than the rest. It is also written rlif but some parts made me think that the language was a bit too heavy for a book like this. Overall, it was a nice and thought-provoking book. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. The politics of fiction — Listening to stories widens the imagination; telling them lets us leap over cultural walls, embrace different experiences, feel what others feel.

She also has a keen eye for black humor.

But, why do I like this book? The characters have problems and are essentially misfits and thrown together through strange circumstances.

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I cannot do justice to the book if I do an attempt here. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

She is also a women’s rights activist and an inspirational public intellectual and speaker. Besides writing fiction, Shafak is an active political commentator, columnist and public speaker. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Perhaps it has something to do with my cultural identity crisis again. Honor by Elif Shafak”.

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