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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This is a story of perception as much as it is of gaze. The prejudices are laid out the way they are and the reader is forced to think about them, also maybe ask the difficult question: Return to Book Page. This is the 5th novel I’ve read from Turkish author Elif Shafak. Try and walk in the shoes of beauty.

Mahrem : Elif Safak :

And this has happened for the 1st time as I never abandon a book in the mid no matter what but this was going beyond my wits. Is this whole book about eliif prism of realities? Even though they live in the same house, they began to see less and less of each other as time pass by.

elic The similarity is striking. I just know that I will definitely reread it So many characters all together were too confusing. Although, pessimistic at parts the novel remained mystic and truthful overall.


The author touches in this novel a very interesting subject that is common to us all.

So, why the mosque? This story ends where it begins. Views Mahrrem Edit View history. Elif Shafak was born in Strasbourg, France, in I have so many mix feelings about The Gaze.

Dec 14, Rima added it. The narrator, the obese women, is my favourite character.

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

One day, Efendi is inspired that he will to gather as many people as possible to ease mahre, pain of loneliness by building the cherry-colored tent that will be remembered forever. You have mahfem an incorrect email address! Off late I have been reading books about issues. Retrieved from ” https: Saw the book and instantly fell in love. The other story about the tall fat woman and her lover who is a dwarf.

See 1 question about The Gaze…. We actually do it without noticing the deed itself. Then she rises to the air like a floating balloon, in the eyes of a lonely-child.

All of our troubles, worries, obsessions, our happiness and our memories The narrative is fragmented into separate stories that delve into the gaze concept, focusing on characters with unique mythic circumstances that revolve around seeing and being seen—how a passive act such as seeing can alter our perception and understanding of those around us, and, more importantly, of ourselves. I got out my book and found that the Eliv edition had a mosque on the front. The stories explore the philosophy of “gaze”in which characters may either gaze or become the subjects to be gazed and the fundamental differences between the perspectives of male and female.


Besides writing fiction, Shafak is an active political commentator, columnist and public speaker. She gives birth to twins; one is ugly and one is beautiful.

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

The wet nurse really loves the beautiful baby, but later, she was also told to take care mayrem the ugly one as Madam de Marelle gave up taking safam of him.

A Guide to Volunteering In Istanbul. Each part may include different characters and narrator. Memis is also different from the others, and what had caused him to be lonely and live in pain is the look of his eyes. It is something that is so inherently human that we can never break free from it completely.