An evening celebrating the book ‘Letters to Gil’ by Malik Al Nasir

Friday 12 November 2021

An evening celebrating the book ‘Letters to Gil’ by Malik Al Nasir

with a live musical performance by

‘Malik & The O.G’s Ensemble’

followed by a Q & A in conversation with Malik

+ book signing.

Doors open 7.00pm

Showtime: 7.30pm

Curfew: 21.30pm

This is a Free Event

More information on https://lovecamden.org/Blackhistoryseason

Letters to Gil is Malik Al Nasir’s profound coming of age memoir – the story of surviving physical and racial abuse and discovering a sense of self-worth under the wing of the great artist, poet and civil rights activist Gil Scott-Heron

2021 marks the 10th anniversary since Gil’s passing, and in honour of his legacy, Malik Al Nasir releases ‘Letters to Gil’ a frank and moving memoir, which tells the story of Malik’s empowerment and awakening while mentored by Gil; from his introduction to black history, to the development of his voice through poetry and music. Written with lyricism and power, it highlights how physical abuse and institutional racism can debilitate and disadvantage a child, but also how mentoring, creativity, self-expression and solidarity can help unleash a person’s full potential, despite the odds being stacked against them.

This event is part of Camden’s Black History Season 2021 and part of our Camden Library Late series

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