Review: 10 Minutes, 38 Seconds in this Strange World by Elif Shafak

Elif Shafak is a Turkish-British activist and award-winning novelist who regularly speaks on women's rights, minority rights and freedom of speech. Her eleventh novel, '10 Minutes, 38 Seconds in this Strange World' isĀ about Leila, a Turkish sex worker, who is found dead in a rubbish bin on the outskirts of Istanbul. In the 10 minutes and 38 seconds it takes for her mind to shut down, the reader is taken with her on a journey through her memories, from a little girl living in the countryside to the woman murdered on page one.