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  • Published: 23 October 2013
  • ISBN: 9780241966259
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $19.99

Black Milk

On Motherhood and Writing




An affecting and beautifully written memoir on motherhood and writing by Turkey's bestselling female author

Postnatal depression affects millions of new mothers every year, and - like most of its victims- Elif Shafak never expected to be one of them

But after the birth of her first child in 2006, the internationally bestselling Turkish author remembers how, "for the first time my adult life... words wouldn't speak to me".

As her despair finally eased, Shafak sought to resuscitate her writing life by chronicling her own experiences

In her intimate memoir, she reveals how she struggled to overcome her depression and how literature provided the salvation she so desperately needed

  • Published: 23 October 2013
  • ISBN: 9780241966259
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $19.99

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