Summary: Honor by Elif Shafak
Honor by Elif Shafak pdf free download is an immigration story a Muslim family living in England. A tale about honor killing, culture, torture, marriage, and families. The old and ancient inequalities between men and women. Moreover, This story tells us that a man could be a gambler, alcohol addicts also found other girls. But, he always wants from his wife and sister a loyalty and to polish his honor. This one is an open betrayal, injustice. That a man is allowed to do anything that is against integrity. But, women are her slave that she is not free in her life and bound to his order.
This novel is a story of twin sisters, Pambe and Jamila. Jamila becomes a midwife, and Pambe married a Turkish guy Adem. They moved to England and wants to settle there. She was the mother of three children, Skinder was eldest from them. Also, her husband was a gambler and didn’t take care of the family. In his absence, Skinder was the guard of her mother. But later own she had an affair with alias and his son kills her. 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.