Description - The Hounding of David Oluwale by Kester Aspden
When the body of David Oluwale, a rough sleeper with a criminal record and a history of mental illness, was pulled out of the River Aire near Leeds in May 1969, nobody asked too many questions about the circumstances of his death. A police charge sheet from three months before had UK scored out, and his nationality replaced with a handwritten WOG . This social nuisance went unmourned to a pauper s grave. A year and a half later, rumours that the Nigerian man had been subject to a lengthy campaign of abuse from two police officers led to the opening of the grave and a difficult criminal investigation. Drawing on original archival material only just released into the public domain, and interviews with police officers and lawyers involved in the eventual prosecution of two Leeds City Police officers, Kester Aspden s chilling book revisits one of the most notorious racist crimes in British history. avid Oluwale came to Britain as a stowaway in 1949. He also came as a British subject and citizen with a belief that the Mother Country was a place of fairness and liberty and law. Nationality- Wog is not just the forensic examination of a crime; in his imaginative reconstruction of
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Author Biography - Kester Aspden
Kester Aspden was born in Toronto in 1968, and raised in Todmorden, West Yorkshire, and York. He has a doctorate in history from Cambridge University, and taught history of crime at Leeds University whilst researching this book. He now lives in Istanbul.