Gerry Adams will be in New York March 16 to talk about his latest book, Ireland: One Island, No Borders.
The book is is a unique collaboration between Gerry Adams, president of Sinn Fein, the largest all-Ireland party, and Elizabeth Billups, a photographer and activist. It reveals the Ireland not always seen in guidebooks, as well as a side of Adams not usually captured in the news.
Adams shares personal anecdotes and family stories along with relevant historical details, legends, and myths, complemented by Billups’ photographs of their favorite places throughout the country, and her impressions culled from many visits. His concluding essay provides a useful overview of Irish history and the long sequence of events that led up to “The Troubles.” His discussion of the historic Good Friday Peace Agreement, of which he was the primary architect, adds an important dimension to the text.
Adams has written over a dozen titles, but never on Ireland itself and his deep love for his country, as well as his political vision for its future. His publisher states, “Looking at this gorgeously produced volume and reading his text will make any reader understand why he fought so long and so hard for peace - and why so many people the world over share his great love of Ireland.”
What: Talk and book signing with author Elizabeth Billups
Where: McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince Street, New York, New York
When: Monday, March 16, 2015, from 6-8pm
Who: Gerry Adams, leader of Sinn Fein & representative to the Irish Parliament; Elizabeth Billups, a photographer, philanthropist, and activist who has worked with the American Indian Movement (AIM), the International Indian Treaty Council, Nuclear Watch New Mexico, and Alliance for the Earth. Her photography has been exhibited in both the U.S. and Ireland.