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November 2, 2020 at 5:36 am #3288Bonita HoneycuttGuest
On Belonging in America
by Laila Lalami
- Format: hardcover, 208 pages
- Publisher: Pantheon Books
- Author: Laila Lalami
- ISBN: 9781524747169 (1524747165)
- Release date: October 28, 2020
- Genres: memoir, politics, race, essays, american, biography
- Language: english
About The Book
What does it mean to be American? In this starkly illuminating and impassioned book, 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, and gender–that once determined the boundaries of Americanness still their shadows today.
Lalami poignantly illustrates how white supremacy survives through adaptation and legislation, with the result that a caste system is maintained that keeps the modern equivalent of white male landowners at the top of the social hierarchy. Conditional citizens, she argues, are all the people with whom America embraces with one arm and pushes away with the other.
Brilliantly argued and deeply personal, Conditional Citizens weaves together Lalami’s own experiences with explorations of the place of nonwhites in the broader American culture.
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