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Please enter your comment! View all 4 comments. The book suffers due to its trite language, stereotypical characterization, and unsubtle plot. I can just imagine the meeting at the English publisher: And what genre is this book exactly?

She’s clearly read a lot of Rushdie and Kundera, but what is rendered safai in the hands of the masters is chunky and overdressed in the hands of Shafak. The author takes on an ambitious story and topic, but botches the execution I actually thought it was a bad translation, before I realised it was just badly written and hits you repeatedly over the head with the “moral” of the story, even spelling it out explicitly at the end. As I continued to read, I realised that a pomegranate on baha cover really makes more sense.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Armanus belongs to a computer chat group of Armenians, Greeks and Sephardic Jews, who pour out their hatred towards the Turks, especially Baron Baghdassarian, who refers to the Turkish elite v third world members who hate the world, especially their own country p. Elf are most of these books best illustrated by mosques and Moorish arches? She is an award-winning novelist and the most widely read woman writer in Turkey.



For that reason, I only read two-thirds of the book, and that with much difficulty, so my opinion is relevant only in that context. View all 3 comments. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Information about Group read Safam That was hard going.

Overall, Turkish culture seemed interesting. When I first read about Elif Shafak, including her background, interests, and comments on Islam, I was highly impressed! Bastarda Istanbulului, de Elif Shafak 4,44 din 9 voturi.

A Multitude of Mosques: The Book Covers of Turkish Novels in Translation

Besides picc fiction, Shafak is an active political commentator, columnist and public speaker. Baron also wants everyone to know that the great Ottoman Architect Sinan was actually Armenian. She has one daughter from his ex-husband, Armanus, who travels between Arizona and San Francisco to visit her father and his extended Armenian family. She also has a keen eye for black humor. Shafak blends Western and Eastern traditions of storytelling, bringing out the myriad stories of women, minorities, safa, subcultures, youth and global souls.

Please enter your name here. I thought, “Here is a Muslim women fluent in several languages and identities who may be able to intelligently deal with themes that bridge East and West.


Bastard of Istanbul (Baba ve Piç)/Elif Şafak

I was raised to deny the genocide. I got out my book and found that the English edition had a mosque on the front. Or are English publishers and audiences indulging in a bit of Orientalism? In the end Dafak didn’t feel a thing for any of the characters, but I so wanted to.

I think what people often mean is that daily life here for most expats is, on the […]. I was expecting so much more Ellf tells Asya that she reminds her of Baron Baghdassarian. In my local book shop recently I noticed that this enigma was not confined to The Bastard of Istanbul. The characters are not so interesting, and the writing needs a serious cutting and editing.

A Multitude of Mosques: The Book Covers of Turkish Novels in Translation

The Bastard of Istanbul October Pi books have been translated into more than 40 languages and she was awarded the honorary distinction of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters. I interrupted another book to read this, and had to force myself to get through it.

But could we make it a bit more … you know … Turkish.