Black milk by Elif Shafak

Black milk is the biography of the famous Turkish writer Elif Shafak. In this book, she talks about her life on motherhood and writing. She reflects on how her life changed after she married Eyup. She felt that after her pregnancy that she had forgotten how to write fiction. She started to get postpartum depression after her daughter’s birth. In this book she outlines the problems she had with being a mother. Her  finger women, who are the imaginary beings inside her, are also fighting about weather she should choose motherhood or writing. This is the first book of hers which I have read, and I really enjoyed it. Her finger women kept me in stitches the whole time. My favourite finger woman is Mama Rice Pudding, who is is the maternal part of her. In conclusion I think this is is a fantastic book and I really had a hard time putting it down.

By Diya Fatima ( class 7th)


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