Conditional Citizens by Laila Lalami

Conditional Citizens by Laila Lalami

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Featured on The Thread: 'Conditional Citizens' examines what it means to be an American

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 US 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 their shadows today.   

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