Elif Shafak: The Politics of Fiction

posted Jul 20, 2010, 3:00 PM by Paul Ketko   [ updated Jul 22, 2010, 4:30 PM ]
This video connects to teaching fiction writing and internationalism. It provides much food for thought and worth a watch. Listening to stories widens the imagination; telling them lets us leap over cultural walls, embrace different experiences, feel what others feel. Elif Shafak builds on this simple idea to argue that fiction can overcome identity politics.