Re-blogged from Dear Kitty. Some Blog. Turkish writer Elif Shafak speaks out against the rise of right-wing nationalist party UKIP in Britain.
This video says about itself:
Elif Shafak: The politics of fiction
19 July 2010
Listening to stories widens the imagination; telling them lets us leap over cultural walls, embrace different experiences, feel what others feel. Elif Shafak builds on this simple idea to argue that fiction can overcome identity politics.
From daily The Independent in Britain:
Elif Shafak: Turkish author warns against rise of British nationalism
“What worries me is that we haven’t learnt anything from history”
Thursday 05 March 2015
Turkey’s best-selling woman writer has warned against the rise of nationalism in Britain, saying that London’s “precious” multicultural scene was one of the main reasons she moved to the capital four years ago.
Elif Shafak spoke out against the rise of Ukip in Britain after witnessing the “bruising” effect of nationalism on the culture of her home country.
She told a packed audience at…
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