25 May 2017


Elif Shafak and Madeleine Thien with Arifa Akbar
3.30pm Tickets £20

Two powerful novels shed light on cultures currently in the headlines. Elif Shafak’s Three Daughters of Eve, set in Istanbul and Oxford, illuminates the relationship between Islam and the West. It revolves around a love story and a scandal. Elif Shafak is the acclaimed author of nine novels and an influential cultural commentator. Madeleine Thien’s Do Not Say We Have Nothing is set in China and Canada. Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, it brings to life revolutionary China and its traumatic legacy through the fate of one family and set of friends. Chaired by Arifa Akbar, reviewer and curator of a new Muslim literature festival: M-Fest.

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