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An Evening With Elif Shafak – The Island of Missing Trees

In Conversation With Matthew Stadlen

67 mins watch time

Posted December 2021

Culture

Elif Shafak is a storyteller alive to the possibilities of another world. Her imagination encompasses not only the drama of the human heart and the fragility of human relationships, but the most expansive questions of history and identity, of how we live and create, and whose pluralistic, humanitarian political convictions – bolstered by her training and teaching as a political scientist – have made her the nemesis of censors and strongmen.