E. Şafak’s ‘Love’

December 4, 2010

Elif Şafak’s ‘Aşk‘ – two captivating plots: one dealing with the ancient Sufi mystic, Rumi and his encounter with Shams of Tabriz, and the other – with a contemporary American family and the relationships within the family and outside, was a fascinating book for me.

A book about everything and what is everything but Love, and what is love – “Love is what it is.”

2 Responses to “E. Şafak’s ‘Love’”


  1. […] Bastard of Istanbul’, the second book of Elif Şafak I read all in a breath, tells an intricate story of several generations of both Turkish and Armenian […]


  2. […] down boundaries’. Elif’s full compelling speech will be linked here later. After ‘Aşk‘ and  ‘The Bastard of Istanbul‘, ‘Honour’ is Şafak’s third […]


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