This Thursday CitiGen PI Gísli Pálsson presented a talk at the Vestindiske Kulturambassade, Copenhagen, on his recent book on the life of Hans Jonathan – a man born into slavery in the Danish West Indies, and who eventually claimed his freedom in Iceland.

15252627_10209960699788156_3070491123536504880_ohansjonathan_danishThe Man Who Stole Himself was released in September 2016 by the University of Chicago Press. A Danish-language version of the book (based on the original Icelandic text, Hans Jónatan, maðurinn sem stal sjálfum sér) is due to appear next year.