16 Jul 2022

Professor Lea Ypi: coming of age at the End of History

From Saturday Morning, 9:05 am on 16 July 2022
Book cover of Free by Lea Ypi

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Lea Ypi grew up in Albania, once one of the most isolated countries on Earth and the last Stalinist outpost in Europe. But after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1990, everything changed. As statues of Joseph Stalin and Enver Hoxha were toppled, so was everything young Ypi thought she knew.

Ypi’s new memoir Free: Coming of Age at the End of History, is a coming of age story amid a turning point in history, exploring what freedom really means.

Currently a professor of Political Theory at the London School of Economics, Ypi will be appearing at the Auckland Writers Festival on Sunday 28 August in conversation with Colm Toibin and Jan Kemp. Head here for more information.

Author and professor of Economics Lea Ypi

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