UNDERSTANDING THE OTHER: ELIF SHAFAK’S HONOR: My January “bombshell” column at Bookslut:

On the front and back covers of the Turkish edition of Elif Shafak's novel ─░skender (to be published in the U.S. as Honor), the author appears in two different poses dressed as her male protagonist ─░skender, a handsome, savvy-looking youth with slick hair and a five o'clock shadow wearing a stylish suit. In Shafak's story, …