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The Resource Free : coming of age at the end of history, Lea Ypi

Free : coming of age at the end of history, Lea Ypi

Label
Free : coming of age at the end of history
Title
Free
Title remainder
coming of age at the end of history
Statement of responsibility
Lea Ypi
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Lea Ypi grew up in one of the most isolated countries on earth, a place where communist ideals had officially replaced religion. Albania, the last Stalinist outpost in Europe, was almost impossible to visit, almost impossible to leave. It was a place of queuing and scarcity, of political executions and secret police. To Lea, it was home. People were equal, neighbours helped each other, and children were expected to build a better world. There was community and hope. Then, in December 1990, a year after the fall of the Berlin Wall, everything changed. The statues of Stalin and Hoxha were toppled. Almost overnight, people could vote freely, wear what they liked and worship as they wished. There was no longer anything to fear from prying ears. But factories shut, jobs disappeared and thousands fled to Italy on crowded ships, only to be sent back. Predatory pyramid schemes eventually bankrupted the country, leading to violent conflict. As one generation's aspirations became another's disillusionment, and as her own family's secrets were revealed, Lea found herself questioning what freedom really meant. Free is an engrossing memoir of coming of age amid political upheaval. With acute insight and wit, Lea Ypi traces the limits of progress and the burden of the past, illuminating the spaces between ideals and reality, and the hopes and fears of people pulled up by the sweep of history
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NJB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ypi, Lea
Dewey number
949.65
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ypi, Lea
  • Political scientists
  • Families
  • College teachers
  • Albanians
  • Albania
  • Albania
  • Albania
  • Albania
Target audience
adult
Label
Free : coming of age at the end of history, Lea Ypi
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Stalin -- The other Ypi -- 471: a brief biography -- Uncle Enver is dead -- Coca-Cola cans -- Comrade Mamuazel -- They smell of sun cream -- Brigatista -- Ahmet got his degree -- The end of history -- Grey socks -- A letter from Athens -- Everyone wants to leave -- Competitive games -- I always carried a knife -- It's all part of civil society -- The crocodile -- Structural reforms -- Don't cry -- Like the rest of Europe -- Philosophers have only interpreted the world; the point is to change it
Control code
000070170231
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 313 pages
Isbn
9780241567265
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
jb2021072222
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1263810396
Label
Free : coming of age at the end of history, Lea Ypi
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Stalin -- The other Ypi -- 471: a brief biography -- Uncle Enver is dead -- Coca-Cola cans -- Comrade Mamuazel -- They smell of sun cream -- Brigatista -- Ahmet got his degree -- The end of history -- Grey socks -- A letter from Athens -- Everyone wants to leave -- Competitive games -- I always carried a knife -- It's all part of civil society -- The crocodile -- Structural reforms -- Don't cry -- Like the rest of Europe -- Philosophers have only interpreted the world; the point is to change it
Control code
000070170231
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 313 pages
Isbn
9780241567265
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
jb2021072222
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1263810396

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