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Sexual violence in a patriarchal society

British-Turkish author Elif Shafak writes 10 Minutes 38 Seconds In This Strange World through the eyes of Leila, who is abused as a child and later sold into prostitution.
British-Turkish author Elif Shafak writes 10 Minutes 38 Seconds In This Strange World through the eyes of Leila, who is abused as a child and later sold into prostitution. PHOTO: ZEYNEL ABIDIN
British-Turkish author Elif Shafak writes 10 Minutes 38 Seconds In This Strange World through the eyes of Leila, who is abused as a child and later sold into prostitution.
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10 MINUTES 38 SECONDS IN THIS STRANGE WORLD

By Elif Shafak

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 25, 2019, with the headline Sexual violence in a patriarchal society. Subscribe