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Hardback:Free : coming of age at the end of history / Lea Ypi.:2021 Hardback Free : coming of age at the end of history / Lea Ypi.
Free : coming of age at the end of history / Lea Ypi.
Author: Ypi, Lea, 1979-
Publication year: 2021
Media class: Hardback
Category: Non-fiction
Publisher: London : Allen Lane, 2021.
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780241481851 (hbk.) :
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Lea Ypi grew up in one of the most isolated countries on earth. 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. People were equal, neighbours helped each other, and children were expected to build a better world. 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. 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 her own family's secrets were revealed, Lea found herself questioning what freedom really meant.
Ypi, Lea, 1979-
Albania History 1990-
Albania Social conditions.

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Paperback:Free : coming of age at the end of history:2022. Paperback
Author: Ypi, Lea, 1979- author.
Year: 2022.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books,
Resource type: Physical
x, 313 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 20 cm.
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