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Ecofeminism by Elif Shafak.

❛ Feminism or death ❜ The power of #ecofeminism by Elif Shafak.

Elif Shafak ( born 25 October 1971) is a Turkish-British novelist, essayist, public speaker, political scientist and activist.

Elif Shafak is a writer and citizen of the world. She studied gender studies at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, where she also obtained her PhD in political science.

Shafak writes in Turkish and English, and has published 19 works. She is best known for her novels, which include The Bastard of Istanbul, The Forty Rules of Love, Three Daughters of Eve and 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World. Her books have been translated into 55 languages and been nominated for several literary awards. Described by the Financial Times as "Turkey's leading female novelist, several of her works have been bestsellers in Turkey and internationally.(Elif Shafak,2022)

Her works have prominently featured the city of Istanbul, and dealt with themes of Eastern and Western culture, roles of women in society, and human rights issues. Certain politically challenging topics addressed in her novels, such as child abuse and the Armenian genocide, have led to legal action from authorities in Turkey that prompted her to emigrate to the United Kingdom.

Shafak also holds a PhD in political science. An essayist and contributor to several media outlets, Shafak has advocated for women's rights, minority rights, and freedom of speech. (Equality Now.2022)

A feminist and advocate for gender equality, Shafak's writing has addressed numerous feminist issues and the role of women in society.Examples include motherhood and violence against women.In an interview with William Skidelsky for The Guardian, she said: "In Turkey, men write and women read. I want to see this change. (Wikipedia, 2021)

Pic by Elif Shafak.

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