Tuesday, 16th November 2021, 6.30 pm

University of Zurich, Rämistrasse 71, Aula KOL-G-201

This event will be held in English language.

Covid-19 certificate required for admission to the auditorium. Entry free, no registration required.
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The event will be held in German. It will be live-streamed and provided for replay.

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Elif Shafak

Politics - Society - Literature: Between East and West

Elif Shafak


Elif Shafak, born in Strasbourg in 1971, is a turkish-british author and political scientist who has taught at the University of Michigan, the University of Arizona, and the University of Oxford. She made her debut as a novelist in 1997 with "Pinhan". Nine years later, she had to stand trial for passages from the novel "The Bastard of Istanbul", in which she addressed the Armenian genocide, but was acquitted of the charge of "insulting Turkishness". She campaigns for equal rights and minority rights as well as for the right to free speech. She has already received several awards for both her socio-political commitment and her literary work.