Big Ideas: Adam Shatz

The Revolutionary Lives of Frantz Fanon

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Big Ideas: Adam Shatz

Join author Adam Shatz in conversation with Fatema Ahmed to discuss his latest book, The Rebel’s Clinic, a biography of the revered anti-colonial revolutionary Frantz Fanon.  

Born in Martinique in 1925, Fanon’s experiences as a black man under French colonial rule had a profound effect on him. In 1952, he wrote Black Skin, White Masks, a vital analysis of the effects of racism on the human psyche.

Living in Algeria, he actively participated in the rebellion of the National Liberation Front (FLN). His final work, The Wretched of the Earth, published in 1961 just before he died has proved to be one of the most controversial yet influential books of our time. 

Supported by the Stanley Picker Trust.

Whitechapel Gallery · Big Ideas – Adam Shatz with Fatema Ahmed
About Adam Shatz

Adam Shatz is the US 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 other publications. He is the author of Writers and Missionaries: Essays on the Radical Imagination (Verso, 2023) and the host of the podcast “Myself with Others.” 

About Fatema Ahmed

Fatema Ahmed is the deputy editor of Apollo magazine. She was previously the managing editor at Granta magazine and writes about culture for the London Review of Books, Prospect and the Dial, among other publications.

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