Summary of 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World
10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World by Elif Shafak pdf free download is all about the girl who lived in turkey. She is a sex worker one day she got murder and dumped into the bin in Istanbul. Tequila Leila found dreams like others. She lives in the city of dreamers Istanbul, where dreams of every person got broken. Her mind shuts down, and Leila recalls the flashback of her memory from birth to death. The story tells us about the life of a woman, birth to death, she faces too many consequences, like childbirth, their growth and study, and as a housewife.
Because after death, the brain remains active for ten minutes and 38 seconds. So, in this time, Leila’s mind goes to the most beautiful memories of her life the stories of her five friends. She believes that “family you are born with; friends are family you choose.” Elif Shafak is a Turkish British writer, women activist, storyteller, novelist, and TED speaker. She writes books in both English and Turkish language. It has been published seventeen books out of these ten are novels, and seven are non-fictional books.
Her work 10 minutes and 38 seconds in this strange world shortlisted for the Booker Prize and chosen for Blackwell’s book of the year. Her books translated into more than 50 languages. Shafak graduated in International Relations and held a Ph.D. degree in Political Sciences. She has taught in various universities in the US and UK, including St Anne’s College, Oxford University, she is also an honorary fellow. Her work recognized all over the world and awarded various International Awards.
Her novel, The Forty Rules of Love, based on true love, was chosen by BBC among 100 Novels that Shaped Our World. She is a member of the Weforum Global Agenda Council on Creative Economy and a founding member of ECFR (European Council on Foreign Relations). Shafak inspired many girls through TED motivational speeches. She has also won The Orwell Prize for Political Writing judge, 2023.