Laila Lalami

Laila Lalami appears in the following:

The Ethics Of Torture, Explored In A Painful Fable

Friday, December 12, 2014

This week, the Senate released a report that details the interrogation techniques used by the CIA after Sept. 11. Author Laila Lalami grapples with the questions it raises by turning to literature.


'This Fight Begins In The Heart': Reading James Baldwin As Ferguson Seethes

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Protests in Ferguson, Mo., continue in response to the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by police on Aug. 9. The incident reminds author Laila Lalami of James Baldwin's Notes of a Native Son.


Moroccan Spring

Thursday, July 14, 2011

As Moroccans continue to protest, Laila Lalami, associate professor of creative writing at the University of California at Riverside, author of the novel Secret Son and regular writer about Morocco for The Nation and Foreign Policydiscusses the difference between unrest in Morocco and the protests across North Africa and the Middle East.