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Elif Shafak:
The politics of fiction

TEDGlobal 2010 · 19:45 · Filmed Jul 2010
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Elif Shafak: The politics of fiction
19:45 · Filmed July 2010 at TEDGlobal 2010 · Subtitles available in 32 languages

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.

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Elif Shafak explicitly defies definition — her writing blends East and West, feminism and tradition, the local and the global, Sufism and rationalism, creating one of today's most unique voices in literature. Full bio
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