In our latest podcast, Luke Cooper talks to Lea Ypi about her extraordinary international bestseller, Free; Coming of Age at the End of History. A year since it first hit the bookshops, Lea reflects on the book’s reception and the tremendous controversy it has sparked in Albania. Across their wide-ranging discussion they talk about the relationship between fact and fiction, the relationship between childhood and experiencing a communist society, the concept of freedom and the political philosophy of the ‘friend-enemy’ distinction.
In extra time, they also touch base on how Albanians are discussing the Russian war on Ukraine. You can access extra time by joining Another Europe.
22nd September 2022