Guest: Philip Bump, Elif Shafak
ELIF SHAFAK is an award-winning Turkish novelist who writes about women’s and minority rights. In her new book, Three Daughters of Eve, Peri, a married, wealthy, beautiful Turkish woman, is on her way to a dinner party when a beggar snatches her purse. As she wrestles to get it back, a photo falls on the ground—an old Polaroid of three young women and their professor. This photo represents memories of a dark secret she wants to forget. In this hour, Marty talks with Shafak about her new novel and identity, feminism, faith in Turkey. But first, we’ll talk about the President’s State of the Union Address with Washington Post national correspondent, PHILIP BUMP.