Monday the 18th September – 7:15pm – The Dark Horse Bar, Belfast.
Join us for a conversation with journalist Malachi O’Doherty about his new biography of the Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams. Your host for the evening will be Alan Meban.
‘Loathed, loved, terrorist to some, brilliant political strategist to others – what do we make of Gerry Adams? Malachi O’Doherty, one of Northern Ireland’s most fearless journalists and writers, has gone further than anyone else to disentangle it all in this impressively measured and stylishly written biography – an illuminating read.’ – Professor Marianne Elliott
How did Gerry Adams grow from a revolutionary street activist – in perpetual danger of arrest and assassination – into the leader of Sinn Féin, with intimate access to the British and Irish Prime Ministers and the US President? And how has he outlasted them all?
Drawing on newly available intelligence and scores of exclusive interviews, Malachi O’Doherty’s meticulously researched biography sheds light on the history of this extraordinary shape-shifter. O’Doherty grew up on a 1950s Belfast housing estate, behind IRA barricades in his teens, and witnessed the start of the Troubles first hand; he is uniquely placed to expose the real man behind the myths in this compelling study.
O’Doherty’s experience as a journalist – at the BBC, on Belfast’s newspapers, as correspondent for the Scotsman during the peace process, and as a commentator on Northern Irish affairs for the New Statesman – informs this authoritative account of one of the world’s most controversial politicians.
The venue is the Dark Horse Bar in the Cathedral Quarter. As always we are grateful to Willie Jack and the staff of the Dark Horse for their support of Slugger events.
Get your tickets now. This is a fundraising event to Keep Slugger Lit. Ticket price includes a complimentary light buffet.