Vijdan Yildirim

Elif Shafak refuses to choose

February 2005 -

The Turkish author Elif Shafak (1971) refuses to choose between East and West. In her essay that looks at Turkey as the country on the threshold between East and West, she maintains that this is just what the artist should do - stand right on the threshold. She presented her essay 'The Gathering-place of the Djinni' recently at the tenth Winternachten festival of international literature at The Hague.

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