You are invited to the Leeds launch of internationally renowned writer & film-maker Ishaq Imruh Bakari‘s latest poetry collection.

This is a FREE EVENT on Saturday 12th May 2018, 1-3pm, at the Chapeltown Library, Reginald Centre, Chapeltown Road, Leeds LS7 3EX.  The venue is just a few yards from the place where the words REMEMBER OLUWALE were painted on the wall in 1971, around the trial of Inspector Ellerker and Sergeant Kitching who were acquitted of David’s manslaughter, but convicted of assaulting him, and were then imprisoned.

Ishaq Imruh Bakari (seated) with Sai Murray at a literary festival in Gambia, 2017

The event will feature readings and discussion with Sai Murray about Bakari’s poetry (which includes an unpublished collection from the 1970’s: “Chapeltown is on Fire”) and recollections of Bakari’s involvement with social justice campaigns in Leeds, including the early movement to remember David Oluwale, and the community action that resulted in the 1973 Cowper Street School strike.

This event is a WITC micro-commission. Supported by Ilkley Literature Festival as part of their Words in the City programme. It has been produced in partnership with Chapeltown Arts, Remember Oluwale, and the Racial Justice Network.

Please download and print this poster, and circulate it, if you can.

Imruh 12 May poster