Clement Leibovitz

Here is some information about me, Clement Leibovitz.

  • I was born in Egypt in November 1923.
  • I left school at the age of 12 and stopped studying for 20 years. I
    later resumed studying and got a Ph.d. in Physics at the age of 45
    (general relativity and cosmology)
  • I was arrested in Egypt in 1949. I was tortured for five hours.
    I did not give away the addresses of my comrades nor their names
    I was then jailed for 10 years. I was in one of the many marxist
    organisations demanding the evacuation of the British troops from
    Egypt, and a better life for the workers and peasants.
    Later, under Nasser, well aftet I ended the 10 years jail, we were
  • In 1976, at 53, I was diagnosed with cancer of the prostate and
    treated with radiation.
  • In 1980, the tumour became again active and metastased to most
    of my body. I was told I had a single year to live.
  • It is then that I became a writer. My first book, which I wrote in a
    hurry, was titled MEMOIRS OF GOD and was published four years later.
    It is a philosophical novel, and a feminist book as well. It is out of
    print. It is available free of charge as a message (180 pages), or as
    an attachment. Just contact me.

    Later I wrote history books uncovering the real causes of WW2.
    In 1996, I was told that I was totally cured. Since 1994, I am
    taking no medicine. I am now in very good health.

  • On January 13 of 2000, I offered to give a kidney, while I am still
    alive, to the patient most in need, and younger than 40. Regulations
    forbid it except, for the benefit of a wife or a biological son. I
    offered to adopt the patient as my son or daughter. It did not help.
    Since then, I offered a kidney to the red crescent of Ramallah
  • I was working on four writing projects.
  • Since I was told I had a single year to live, I tried to make each
    day count for three, at least. I can say that cancer has been for
    me a blessing. I was lucky
  • I died just shy of my 86th birthday on November 19, 2009 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Interviews

  • Hiwar Khass interviews Clement in arabic (youtube)