Nationality: Wog: The Hounding of David Oluwale
When the body of David Oluwale, a homeless man with a criminal record and a history of mental illness, was pulled out of a river 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 "U.K." crossed out, and his nationality replaced with a handwritten "WOG"a racial epithet. A year and a half later, rumors 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, this chilling book revisits one of the most notorious racist crimes in British history. David Oluwale came to Britain as a stowaway in 1949, as a British subject and citizen with a belief that "the Mother Country" was a place of fairness and liberty and law. Not just the forensic examination of a crime, Kester Aspden's imaginative reconstruction of the life and death of this obscure man exposes the beginnings of institutionalized police racism in Britain and raises questions as relevant today as they were at the end of the 1960s.
18 pages matching Albert in this book
Results 1-3 of 18
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
African Albert April Armley arrested asked assault Atkinson bobby Bridal House Briggate Briggs Britain British Call Lane Chapeltown charge Church Army city centre Cobb coloured constable criminal David Oluwale detectives doorway duty book Elland Road Ellerker and Kitching Ellerker's England force Gayb Gayb's Gazzer Gray Haddrell Headrow High Royds Hinchcliffe homeless hostel immigration incident Inspector Ellerker Ireland Wood John Peters jury Kitching and Ellerker Kitching's knew Knostrop Lagos Lands Lane Leeds City Police Leeds United Leeds's living looked Menston mental Millgarth never Nigerian night offences Oluwale investigation Oluwale's Oluwale's death panda car patients patrol PC Seager Peter Lorimer police officers policemen Polly record remembered River Aire Road Sergeant Kitching sleeping social society someone station story stowaways Street took Topp town hall trial vagrants violent wanted Warehouse Hill West who'd Wigoder Yorkshire Yorkshire Evening Post Yoruba