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Book launch: "The Rebel's Clinic: The Revolutionary Lives of Frantz Fanon". A conversation with author Adam Shatz

Thursday, June 13

5:30 P.M.

"Shatz captures the thorny brilliance of a man whose radicalism is still shaping the world". John Powers, NPR

Born in the French colony of Martinique, Frantz Fanon was the physician and political philosopher who became one of anti-colonialism's most prominent spokespersons, his work influencing the struggle for civil rights and equality for all. Fanon died of leukemia in 1961, but the impact of his work is still visible in the shaping of social movements around the world.

In January, a new biography of Frantz Fanon appeared, "The Rebel's Clinic: The Revolutionary Lives of Frantz Fanon", written by Adam Shatz. Here we get to know Fanon's life, but Shatz also examines his ideas and why his thoughts on racism and colonialism are still relevant to this day.

Adam Shatz is the American editor of The London Review of Books and a contributor to The New York Times Magazine, The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker and several other publications. He is also a visiting professor at Bard College, and hosts the podcast "Myself with Others", produced by pianist Richard Sears. He has previously published the books "Prophets Outcast: A Century of Dissident Jewish Writing about Zionism and Israel" and "Writers and Missionaries: Essays on the Radical Imagination".

At Melahuset, Adam Shatz meets author and journalist Yohan Shanmugaratnam for a conversation about Fanon's radical work and his relevance today.

Following the talk, Adam Shatz will sign the book.