“He Are the People”

Title“He Are the People”
Year for Search2019
AuthorsShafak, Elif(b. 1971)
Secondary TitleMcSweeney’s 58. 2040 A.D.
Volume / Edition58
Pagination88-97
Date Published2019
PublisherMcSweeney’s Quarterly Concern
Place PublishedSan Francisco, CA
KeywordsFemale author, Turkish author
Annotation

Authoritarian dystopia in Turkey. Parliament passed disolved itself giving all power to the President, who has renamed himself “WeAreThePeople” with the people now known as “ThePresident”. Voting based on education (the more educated get fewer votes), and age, with the elderly get more votes with ethnic and sexual minorities getting the fewest votes. Refugees get no votes. 

Illustration

Illus. Wesley Allsbrook

Holding Institutions

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Author Note

The female author was born in France, raised and educated in Turkey, holds a PhD in Political Science from Middle East Technical University in Ankara, and has taught in Turkey, the US, and the UK, where she is an Honorary Fellow of St. Anne’s College, University of Oxford.

Full Text

2019 Shafak, Elif (b. 1971). “He Are the People.” Illus. Wesley Allsbrook. McSweeney’s 58. 2040 A. D. (San Francisco, CA: McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, 2019), 88-97. PSt

Authoritarian dystopia in Turkey. Parliament passed disolved itself giving all power to the President, who has renamed himself “WeAreThePeople” with the people now known as “ThePresident”. Voting based on education (the more educated get fewer votes), and age, with the elderly get more votes with ethnic and sexual minorities getting the fewest votes. Refugees get no votes. The female author was born in France, raised and educated in Turkey, holds a PhD in Political Science from Middle East Technical University in Ankara, and has taught in Turkey, the US, and the UK, where she is an Honorary Fellow of St. Anne’s College, University of Oxford.