Elif Shafak In Conversation with Nicola Sturgeon

12 August 2019

A co-production with The National Theatre

First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon meets Elif Shafak, Turkey’s most widely read female author and recently placed under investigation in her own country, in this timely and riveting discussion of democracy and human rights today.

Shafak’s universally praised latest novel, 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World, has been described as a “piercing, unflinching look at the trauma women’s minds and bodies are subjected to in a social system defined by patriarchal codes.” (Guardian)

With the global political landscape increasingly polarised, these two distinctive voices will discuss the importance of culture, empathy and storytelling and why we need more women of all backgrounds to speak up in the public space.

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