Imagining Turkey The Rhetoric of Identity in Orhan Pamuk and Elif Shafak
Imagining Turkey: The Rhetoric of Identity in Orhan Pamuk and Elif Shafak explores the cultural contours that Turkey as a nation has projected to the outside world throughout the centuries. Modernity has advocated the cause of independence and the “break away” from the traditional society in the West and it gained wide popularity in the East as well. The book envisages the transformation of Turkey through the various centuries from the thirteenth to the twenty-first and explores further the possibility of a multi-faceted identity that defines Turkey as a nation. It also deconstructs the nation of binaries that constitute social constructs and identities.