The September topic challenge is now ongoing!
In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges, and since the list of suggestions has a single highest-voted entry as August comes to an end, it's time to announce the next topic challenge! Throughout September 2018, our topic challenge, proposed by Rand al'Thor, will be
the works of Elif Şafak.
What's a topic challenge?
See the meta posts linked above, and also this main meta post. In short, during September we should all read Elif Şafak stories and try to post thoughtful and interesting questions about them.
Participation is not obligatory in any sense, but those who participate will be forever remembered in the annals of our history. And of course it goes without saying that questions on other works are more than welcome during September too; they just won't count as part of this topic challenge.
How can I take part?
By getting hold of stories written by Elif Şafak, in whatever language you prefer, and asking good questions about them. These questions should be tagged with elif-safak, and either a title tag (for long works such as novels) or the short-stories tag, and other tags if applicable. We'll keep a list of all such questions in an answer to this meta post. Examples of Elif Şafak stories:
- Honour | İskender, a novel which (I think) has been recommended to me IRL. Review.
- "Writing Amidst the Ruins", a short story. You can hear her read it online.
- The Bastard of Istanbul | Baba ve Piç, a novel exploring Turkish and Armenian culture and history through a family of women connected to both countries. Summary and 9-page excerpt.
- Forty Rules of Love, a novel which has already been asked about on this site. Review.
- [feel free to add to this list; Wikipedia has her bibliography]
- Vote here for the next topic challenge, or propose your own!