GSC Book Discussion Registration: Thursday, October 22 | 6 PM
The Discussion will be led by Salvatore Poier, visiting lecturer at Urban Studies, University of Pittsburgh
In Conjunction with the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures program's "Ten Evenings" series, GSC is hosting "Four Evenings" pre-lecture discussions that put prominent world authors and their work in a global perspective. Open to series subscribers and the Pitt Community, these evening discussions, conducted by Pitt experts, provide additional insight on prominent writers and engaging issues.
The Global Studies Center, along with Pitt faculty will hold a virtual book discussion on Thursday, October 22 at 6 PM. Please register by clicking on the date above. Once your registration is received, a Zoom-Link will be sent to you via email.
Prize-winning novelist (The Moor’s Account, The Other Americans) Laila Lalami’s Conditional Citizens shares her experience as a Moroccan immigrant to create a deeply personal investigation of the place of nonwhites in American culture.
In this starkly illuminating and impassioned book, 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. Lalami poignantly illustrates how white supremacy survives through adaptation and legislation. Conditional citizens, she argues, are all the people whom America embraces with one arm and pushes away with the other.
Co-sponsored by the Pitt University Library System (ULS).