Book cover of Free: A Child and a Country at the End of History by Lea Ypi
Biography & Autobiography

Free: A Child and a Country at the End of History

A reflection on “freedom” in a dramatic, beautifully written memoir of the end of Communism in the Balkans.

For precocious 11-year-old Lea Ypi, Albania‚Äôs Soviet-style socialism held the promise of a preordained future, a guarantee of security among enthusiastic comrades. That is, until she found herself clinging to a stone statue of Joseph Stalin, newly beheaded by student protests. […Learn More]