DMA Arts & Letters Live: Laila Lalami

Many events have been canceled or postponed due to coronavirus concerns. Please check with the organization before going to any event.
Laila Lalami
Photo courtesy of Laila Lalami

DMA Arts & Letters Live will present a virtual conversation with Laila Lalami, moderated by Jim Falk, President and CEO of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth.

What does it mean to be American? In her latest book, Conditional Citizens: On Belonging in America, Pulitzer Prize finalist Laila 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. Tapping into history, politics, and literature, she elucidates how accidents of birth - such as national origin, race, or gender - that once determined the boundaries of Americanness still cast their shadows today.

Lalami is the author of four novels, including The Moor’s Account, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and The Other Americans, which was a finalist for the National Book Award.

Event Details

When

Where

This is a virtual event.

Ticket Info

$5-$35