Free: Coming of Age at the End of History – Lea Ypi

Lea Ypi was a child of one the Soviet Bloc’s most eccentric and reclusive states: Albania. But not only was she sheltered from the outside, trained to believe in the Stalinist world-view, she also discovered, as the communist regime began to crumble, that she had been sheltered from her own family story. This intelligent, movingly told account of her childhood is an attempt to reclaim the family ‘biography’ that was so long supressed.