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THE MELANCHOLY LIFE
OF ORHAN PAMUK
BY JOY STOCKE
Pamuk told me that when he had spoken to the journalist, he had asked for his remarks to remain off the record. After the remarks
were printed, death threats came thick and fast. Eventually Pamuk was charged with committing a crime against the State, and ordered
to appear in court for trial. If he were proven guilty, he would be sentenced to prison.
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ELIF SHAFAK A WRITER
ON THE EDGE OF HER CULTURE
BY ANGIE BRENNER
While most of Istanbul’s literati cling to their own intelligentsia, Shafak crosses borders, living half the year
in Arizona and the other half in Istanbul. Her vision refutes the either or labels of nationalist or fundamentalist,
just as she resists classification of an eastern or western writer.
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