Elif Shafak, in Turkish Elif Şafak is a Turkish-British novelist, essayist, academic, public speaker ElifShafak Ask EbruBilun Born, () Elif Safak — ‘Don’t ask yourself what kind of love you should seek, spiritual or material, divine or mundane, Eastern or ons only lead to. Elif Shafak was born in Strasbourg, France, in She is an Elif Shafak TED Talk: The Politics of Fiction To ask Elif Shafak questions, please sign up.

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Having roots nowhere, I have everywhere to go.

Abdul 2 books view quotes. When you write about historical figures you feel somewhat intimidated at the beginning.

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This amount is subject to change until you make payment. An error occurred, please try again. Please enter a valid ZIP Code. Love is the water of life and a lover is a soul of fire! How would you explain the extraordinary popularity of Rumi in the West right now? We need to keep questioning our truths, our certainties, our dogmas, and ourselves. Delivery times may vary, especially during peak periods.


Second, out of that depression I was able to get an inspiration; out of that black milk I was able to develop some sort of ink. I allowed the characters to guide me. Shipping cost cannot be calculated. What is your sense of how women are faring in the Middle East today compared to women in Eluf cultures?

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Only flag comments that clearly need our attention. Jingoism and xenophobia are on the rise. Please enter 5 or 9 numbers for the ZIP Code. On the one hand I have huge respect for both Rumi and Shams of Tabriz. It is not like writing about imaginary characters.

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It changes depending on each person, each character. By the same token, the less there is of the ego of the writer in the process of writing, the more alive the fictional characters and the more creative the story. Elif shared a quote. It is a living, breathing philosophy of life. And I was a leftist, anarcho-pacifist, slightly nihilist, and feminist, and so on, and so were most of my friends, and there was no apparent reason for me to be interested in Sufism or anything like that.


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What does the novel suggest about the challenges women faced—particularly in terms of relationships and spiritual aspirations—in medieval Islamic societies? Feb 17, What does the novel as whole say about love? Sep 02, In Turkey the novel was an all time bestseller.

We will not remove any content for bad language alone, or being elir of a particular book. What prompted you to write a novel centered on the relationship between Rumi and his beloved teacher Shams of Tabriz?

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