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Listen to the latest literary events recorded at the London Review Bookshop, covering fiction, poetry, politics, music and much more.
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London Review Bookshop Podcast London Review of Books

    • Arts
    • 4.2 • 107 Ratings

Listen to the latest literary events recorded at the London Review Bookshop, covering fiction, poetry, politics, music and much more.
Find out about our upcoming events here https://lrb.me/bookshopeventspod

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    Adam Shatz & Kevin Okoth: The Rebel's Clinic

    Adam Shatz & Kevin Okoth: The Rebel's Clinic

    Frantz Fanon was only 36 when he died in 1961, but his books and ideas – from White Skin, Black Masks to The Wretched of the Earth – have proved lastingly influential. Adam Shatz’s The Rebel’s Clinic is both a biography of Fanon and an in-depth study of his writing.
    Shatz, the US editor of the London Review of Books and the author of Writers & Missionaries, was joined by Kevin Okoth, author of Red Africa: Reclaiming Revolutionary Black Politics.
    Listen to Adam discuss Fanon with Judith Butler on Close Readings: https://lrb.me/fanonhc
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Rosemary Hill & Rowan Moore: Interwar

    Rosemary Hill & Rowan Moore: Interwar

    At the time of his death in 2017, the architectural critic and historian Gavin Stamp (Private Eye’s ‘Piloti’) had nearly completed his monumental survey of British architecture between the world wars. His wife, the writer and historian Rosemary Hill, has edited the text for publication. Interwar: British Architecture 1919-1939 (Profile) is a refreshing reassessment of the period which looks beyond modernism to give a broader picture of an age of turbulence and contradiction.
    Hill was joined in conversation with Rowan Moore, whose most recent book is Property: The Myth that Built the World (Faber).
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    • 55 min
    Jason Okundaye & Mendez: Revolutionary Acts

    Jason Okundaye & Mendez: Revolutionary Acts

    In Revolutionary Acts (Faber), Jason Okundaye meets an elder generation of Black gay men and listens as they share intimate memories and reflect upon their lives. Through their conversations he traces these men's journeys and arrivals to South London through the seventies, eighties and nineties from the present day, seeking to reconcile the Black and gay narratives of Britain. Okundaye was in conversation with Mendez, author of Rainbow Milk and contributor to the London Review of Books.
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Aniefiok Ekpoudom & Gary Younge: Where We Come From

    Aniefiok Ekpoudom & Gary Younge: Where We Come From

    Within the British music scene, recent years have borne witness to underground genres emerging from the inner cities, going on to become some of the most popular music in the nation. In Where We Come From, journalist Aniefiok Ekpoudom travels the country to explore the dawn, boom and subsequent blossoming of UK rap and grime. Taking us from the heart of south London to the West Midlands and South Wales, he explores how a history of migration and an enduring spirit of resistance have shaped the current realities of these linked communities and the music they produce. These sounds have become vessels for the marginalised, carrying Black and working-class stories into the light. Ekpoudom was joined in conversation with Gary Younge, journalist and author of Dispatches from the Diaspora.
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    • 55 min
    Laleh Khalili & James Butler: The Corporeal Life of Seafaring

    Laleh Khalili & James Butler: The Corporeal Life of Seafaring

    Laleh Khalili’s new book The Corporeal Life of Seafaring (Mack) draws on her own experiences to describe with care and imagination the material and physical realities of contemporary commerce at sea, detailing (in the words of Steve Edwards) ‘the labouring bodies – hands, legs, and eyes; flesh and soul; suffering and solidarity – that make the world go round. In the process, the connections and divisions of the world economy come into view.’ Khalili was in conversation with LRB contributing editor James Butler, the co-founder of Novara Media.
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    • 59 min
    Fleur Adcock: Collected Poems

    Fleur Adcock: Collected Poems

    Fleur Adcock’s sly, laconic poems have been delighting audiences since her 1964 debut The Eye of the Hurricane. Her Collected Poems draws together the work of sixty years; as Fiona Sampson writes, ‘Informality and immediacy are good ways to remake a world; and Adcock’s style has not dated in the half-century since her debut.’ Adcock was joined in conversation at the Bookshop with her publisher, Neil Astley, and read from her Collected Poems.
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    • 44 min

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