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Thursday, September 21, 2006

Novelist Acquitted

A Turkish court dismissed charges against novelist Elif Shafak, and now I have yet another book to add to my ever-expanding reading list. Shafak had been accused of denigrating Turkishness because characters in her book "The Bastard of Istanbul" discussed the massacre of Ottoman Armenians during WWI, which is a major no-no in Turkey. Article 301, the law under which Shafak would have been prosecuted, has a "1984"-Room 101 ring to it. Here's the BBC's report for more details.

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