Monday, October 19, 7pm
St. Louis County Library, Left Bank Books, and HEC-Media Presents Laila Lalami
Laila Lalami, "Conditional Citizens: On Belonging in America"
Interview moderated by Aisha Sultan, nationally syndicated columnist with the St. Louis Post Dispatch
Presented in partnership with the International Institute of St. Louis
What does it mean to be American? In this starkly illuminating and impassioned book, Pulitzer Prize–finalist Laila Lalami recounts her unlikely journey from Moroccan immigrant to U.S. citizen, using it as a starting point for her exploration of the rights, liberties, and protections that are traditionally associated with American citizenship. Tapping into history, politics, and literature, she elucidates how accidents of birth—such as national origin, race, and gender—that once determined the boundaries of Americanness still cast their shadows today.
Signed books available from Left bank Books. Curbside pick-up and shipping available.
This event is presented by the St. Louis County Library. For more information, please call 314-994-3300.