Monday, July 11, 2005

Turkish Novelist Shafak is World Citizen
Elif Shafak was born in Paris, raised in Spain, Turkey and Germany, and now works in Tuscon (as a professor) and Istanbul (as a writer).
"I don't stop being Turkish when I'm in the USA, and I'm also an American when I'm in Istanbul. I don't want to have to decide. Especially not between East and West. These are completely illusionary concepts. I love things that are multicultural, multilingual. I like to be able to combine things that are remote from each other." she tells the German Magazine Sign and
Shafak's latest work, The Saint of Incipient Insanities is set in the U.S.

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