Laila Lalami is a professor of creative writing at the University of California, a novelist, and essayist. Her novels have received international tribute and have been translated into 10 languages. In 2015, her novel The Moor’s Account was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction. Her political essays have been published in renowned media platforms. In 2009, she was selected by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader.
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