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R3Arts: Free Thinking Festival - Elif Shafak 11 Nov 14

November 11th, 2014

Episode 798 of 1219 episodes

Turkey's best selling female writer, Elif Shafak, talks to Anne McElvoy about imagination and storytelling as she publishes her new novel The Architect's Apprentice. Her cosmopolitan voice is of particular importance in a year when the Middle East has been undergoing enormous shifts, and both nationalism and xenophobia are on the rise around the world. This event was recorded in front of an audience at the Free Thinking Festival at Sage, Gateshead on 01.11.14.

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