Eldridge Cleaver and Elaine Mokhtefi, FLN headquarters, 1969
Elaine Mokhtefi helped establish the International Section of the Black Panther Party, organised the first Pan-African Cultural Festival, translated for Julius Nyerere, befriended Frantz Fanon, appeared in Gilles Pontercorvo's The Battle of Algiers, and crossed paths with the likes of Eldridge Cleaver, Ahmed Ben Bella, Miriam Makeba, Jomo Kenyatta and Stokely Carmichael.
Join Mokhtefi and writer Adam Shatz as they evoke revolutionary Algiers and the dreams - and dramas - of creating a new world order it once generated.
ELAINE MOKHTEFI is an artist and the author of Algiers, Third World Capital (Verso, 2018).
ADAM SHATZ is a writer at the London Review of Books, and a visiting professor at Bard College. His essays and reporting have appeared in the New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Nation and other publications.
Co-sponsored with the Colloquium for Unpopular Culture
Elaine Mokhtefi and her late husband, Mokhtar Mokhtefi