Elif Shafak and Three Daughters of Eve

“Why roots were rated so highly compared with branches or leaves, Peri had never understood. Trees had multiple shoots and filaments extending in every direction, under and above the ancient soils of the earth. If even roots refused to stay put, why expect the impossible from human beings?” - Elif Shafak Rather than this being … Continue reading Elif Shafak and Three Daughters of Eve

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Reading Books Makes the World A Better Place

I grew up in a country of extreme contrasts, where a minority of educated people tried to lead normal lives amidst the chaos created by functionally illiterate citizens. For decades, my native country has been at the bottom of every book consumption list. For a very long time, I haven't realized the consequences of this … Continue reading Reading Books Makes the World A Better Place