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As much as I have missed live festivals, there are things about holding digital events during the Covid crisis that I have found incredibly valuable.
Covid-19 has changed everything. If we choose the wrong path not only will we suffer the consequences, but so too will many generations to come.
President Erdogan’s decision to reconvert the building into a mosque is a further move against religious pluralism.
The French-Moroccan novelist Leïla Slimani’s first work of non-fiction is composed of a series of interviews with Moroccan women from different backgrounds and age groups
The difference between rich and poor, and rural and urban, is a structural rift affecting everything from health to cultural productivity; from access to job markets to political power.
Coming from Turkey, I know that the ballot box is not enough to sustain a democracy.
“One more thing,” says my editor, as the train slowly pulls out of the station. “For a few days, try not to look at social media.”
How Brexit has brought liberal democracy to the edge.
It is a sign of the times that I find myself defending liberal values in London, the city that welcomed me like it has so many others.
In the 2018 New Statesman / Goldsmiths Prize lecture, Elif Shafak explains why – in a world ruled by fear and division – novelists no longer have the luxury of being apolitical.