IRELAND: One Island, No Borders
Elizabeth Billups and Gerry Adams
George F. Thompson Publishing
This unique collaboration between Gerry Adams, the renowned leader of Sinn Fein, and Elizabeth Billups, a Santa Fe-based photographer and activist, reveals the Ireland not always seen in guidebooks, as well as a side of Adams not usually captured in the news.
He shares personal anecdotes and family stories along with relevant historical details, legends, and myths, complemented by Billups’ photographs and her impressions of the country culled over many years and many visits. Although Adams does not focus on politics, his discussion of his participation in the historic Good Friday Peace Agreement adds a timely dimension to his text.
Gerry Adams has been president of Sinn Fein, the fastest growing party in Ireland, north and south, since 1983. He has served as a member of Parliament for West Belfast from 1983 to 1992 and from 1997 to the present. He is he author of several books, including A Farther Shore: Ireland’s Long Road to Peace, which was published to wide acclaim by Random House in 2003. He lives in Belfast.
Elizabeth Billups is a Santa Fe-based photographer and political activist who has worked with the American Indian Movement and the International Indian Treaty Council, among others. Her photography has been exhibited in the U.S. and Ireland.