Elif Shafak On Women Writers

Elif ShafakElif Shafak (October 25, 1971 -)

I’d definitely say read more women. Read women writers, women journalists, women poets, women academics. And when I say women, I mean women of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds: Turkish, Kurdish, Armenian, Jewish, Greek. Turkey is a country of collective amnesia. Read those writers who bear witness to the silences and to the silenced.