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Hounding of David Oluwale, The  

Adapted from the book by Kester Aspden

Hounding of David Oluwale, The $19.95 ex GST
$21.95 inc GST
In May 1969, David Oluwale’s body was pulled from the River Aire in Leeds. Eighteen months later, the investigation into his death was to rip apart the Yorkshire police force as two officers were prosecuted for killing the Nigerian immigrant whilst in police custody. The police acts of prejudice and violence brought to light through the investigation shook the population of Leeds, and thirty nine years on, the details of Oluwale’s death still haunt the area.

Oladipo Agboluaje uses carefully selected accounts of David Oluwale’s life to reveal how an optimistic and much loved showman became the tragic victim of police persecution and brutality.


Cast : 6M, 2F

Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-920-4 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB

Author

OLADIPO AGBOLUAJE was born in Hackney and educated in Nigeria and Britain. He has a Masters Degree in Literature, Representation and Modernity from London Metropolitan University, writing his dissertation in creative writing and African literature. He is a London based playwright and an executive member of the African Theatre Association (AfTA).  He has written poems, short stories and plays for radio and stage including: Early Morning, Mother Courage and Her Children (African adaptation for Eclipse Theatre) and The EstateHe is the winner of the prestigious Alfred Fagon Award, and a received an 2010 Olivier award nomination for Outstanding Achievement In An Affiliate Theatre for his 2009 play for Iya - lle ( The First Wife).

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