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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.
Heavy metal in Wales, the horror in London and a return to Storyland.
Driving to Davos in the snow, getting angry at Trump, and finding solace in fiction.
An unforgettable memoir charting the Libyan-British author's homecoming after years in exile.
Perhaps the most difficult word to pronounce aloud in the Turkish language is “soykirim” – genocide.