Ece Temelkuran: Together - Broadcast
Ahead of her latest book, Together, the award-winning political commentator Ece Temelkuran talks to Gaia Vince about the importance of friendship in the face of global challenges.
From the protest movements that swept the globe during the pandemic to the wildfires ravaging the forests of Australia and California, we live in tumultuous times. How do we address issues as great as entrenched inequality and ecological collapse?
One of the world’s most incisive political minds, Temelkuran offers an analysis of how to tackle issues of global magnitude. Rather than solutions for an idealised future, she invites us to consider the importance of restoring our faith in fellow human beings, rather than spewing anger and division online, in order to address our problems collectively.
Of Together, Brian Eno said: ‘If I had to choose just one book that I want everybody of any age to read at this moment in time, this would be it.’
Join Temelkuran for this timely discussion about reimagining the world through solidarity and togetherness.
Ece Temelkuran is a Turkish novelist and political commentator, whose journalism has appeared in The Guardian, New York Times, New Statesman, Frankfurter Allgemeine and Der Spiegel. She won the Edinburgh International Book Festival First Book award for her novel Women Who Blow on Knots, as well as the Ambassador of New Europe Award. Her non-fiction, including How to Lose a Country: The Seven Steps From Democracy to Dictatorship, has received international critical acclaim.
Gaia Vince is a science journalist, author, broadcaster and speaker. Her most recent book, Transcendence: How Humans Evolved through Fire, Language, Beauty, and Time, is published by Penguin.
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