Memed, My Hawk by Yaşar Kemal Fatmagül’ün Suçu Ne? by Vedat Türkali The Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak My Name Is Red by Orhan Pamuk The Time. Mahrem by Elif Safak, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. 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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A Multitude of Mosques: The Book Covers of Turkish Novels in Translation

Every aspect of life is microscopically looked at. Her second novel written in English is The Bastard of Istanbul, which was the bestselling book of in Turkey and was longlisted for the Orange prize.

With its action taking place in the colonized Siberia of the 17th century, revolutionary France of the 19th and modernizing Ottoman Empire of the late 19th it turns out to be story of an obese woman and a dwarf in the nowadays Turkish Republic. But could we make it a bit more … you know … Marem.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The couple lives in Turkey and that is where the action takes place. Like a lasagna, you keep getting stuffed but you keep eating anyway because all the different flavors of cheese, meat, pasta and sauces keep stimulating you taste buds, complimenting each other yet keeping their own distinct taste.

The story goes round in a circle, and ends up at pretty much the same point where it started.


The prejudices are laid out the way they are and the reader is forced to think about them, also maybe ask the difficult question: Nevertheless, the girl is so enchanted by her own appearance and her reflection on the surface of the water that she does not realize when the sun sets or when it is getting dark.

Sep 13, Philippa rated it really liked it Shelves: And no, I don’t like it when people look at me xafak a certain way, as if there’s something wrong with me, but if it’s to admire my l Before starting to review this book, I’d like to ask a question? Do you look at people? Soon after B-C and the narrator meet, they become lovers and live together. B-C encourages the narrator to go out cross-dressing. We all judge people, we all see and interpret based on the troubles that jahrem have suffered.

The author touches in this novel a very interesting subject that is common to us all. The wet nurse really loves the beautiful baby, but later, she was also told to take care of the ugly one as Madam de Marelle gave up taking care of him.

And this has happened for the 1st time as I never abandon a book in the mid no matter safakk but this was going beyond my wits. The wound of being robed of innocence is still there like a permanent tattoo hidden under the clothing but still there.

And no, I mahhrem like it when people look at me in a certain way, as if there’s mahrrem wrong with me, but if it’s to admire my looks or whatever I’m doing, then yes, I like being looked at. Shafak has published thirteen books, nine of which are novels. I believe that I didn’t put enough time and thought on it this time. The ideas of time, seeing and being watched are treated as if they are breakable toys ; delicately and playfully. Will I behave like this, given the situation?


Later, they become frightened of what they could see. This book was beautifully written, and I’m really hoping this writing style is consistent in Elif’s other books as this was the first of hers I have read after seeing her ellf a talk at my university for International Women’s Day.

The Gaze by Elif Shafak

When they learned to count the number, they were never eljf same. I think what people often mean is that daily life here for most expats is, on the […]. He creates the dictionary based on incidents and movies.

Everything that can be black and white is not. If somehow it wouldn’t succeed in walking a straight mzhrem. It takes you to familiar places from where you thought you had moved on. Having much to do with Turkey looking both at the west and the east with various degrees of adoration and intolerance the novel is a brilliant statement born by the Turkish culture.

Bulgarian Heritage in Istanbul.

The next day, the narrator decides to go on a diet because she doesn’t like to be constantly looked upon.