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In ravishing prose, Lea Ypi tells of growing up in post-Stalin Albania, an isolated country. There is a shortage economy, secret police and the proletariat. For ten-year-old Lea Ypi, this country is her home: a place of security, learning, hope and freedom. "Free" is a riveting memoir and a perceptive reflection on the limits of progress and the burden of the past, on shining ideals and harsh realities - and on the lives of people caught up in the storm of history.
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Lea Ypi (b. 1979 in Tirana) is professor of political theory at the London School of Economics and "one of Europe's most important thinkers" (Paul Mason). Her autobiographical debut "Free" was nominated for the prestigious Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction 2021.
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