Arts & Letters Live: Virtual Event with Author Laila Lalami


October 21, 2020 to November 04, 2020
07:00 PM


Online with Dallas Museum of Art View map

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On Wednesday, October 21 at 7pm, tune into a pre-recorded virtual event with novelist and Pulitzer Prize finalist Laila Lalami, in conversation with Jim Falk, President and CEO of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth. A recording of the event will be available through November 4.

Novelist and Pulitzer Prize finalist Laila Lalami utilizes her compelling narrative style to describe her own path to US citizenship alongside the larger history of American law and society in her new nonfiction work Conditional Citizens: On Belonging in America. Drawing on her personal identity as “an immigrant, a woman, an Arab, and a Muslim,” Lalami describes how becoming a US citizen does not necessarily mean becoming “an equal member of the American family.”

Join this wide-ranging conversation about Lalami’s fiction and nonfiction works with the author who the Washington Post calls “one of our most important critics of the American character.”

One book + virtual ticket (includes a hardcover copy of Conditional Citizens shipped directly to your home): $35
Public/DMA Member/Educator virtual ticket: $10
Student virtual ticket: $5