The Architect’s Apprentice – Review

Name: The Architect's Apprentice Author: Elif Safak Year: 2014 Bookhad Rating: ❤❤ As I entered Istanbul, my guide pointed out the borders of erstwhile Constantinople. Further into the city, he pointed out the aqueducts. And as a part of the full-fledged city tour, I saw all the other monuments and a few mosques that rose high on the... Continue Reading →

Black Milk: On Writing, Motherhood, and the Harem Within – Review

Book: Black Milk: On Motherhood and Writing Author: Elif Shafak Year: 2007 Bookhad Rating: ❤❤❤❤♡ In a remarkably poignant memoir about her travails, Elif Shafak sketches her journey from being a spinster to a mother. The blurb describes the book about Elif's battle with post-partum depression and yet spans the challenges of being a woman in a man's... Continue Reading →

Honour – Quotes

Book: Honour Author: Elif Shafak Year: 2012 He tip-toed past the double bed that had been placed in a corner - wrought-iron headboard, embroidered pillows, amulets against the evil-eye and a satiny, cobalt-blue bedspread. Blue was Iskender's favourite colour. It was the colour for boys, which meant the sky was a boy. So were the rivers and lakes. And... Continue Reading →

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