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Hounding of David Oluwale, The

Hounding of David Oluwale, The

Oladipo Agboluaje, Kester Aspden

ISBN: 9781840029024

Adapted as part of the Eclipse Theatre Initiative, dedicated to raising awareness for aspiring Black dramatists.

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Through "The Hounding of David Oluwale," an adaptation of Kester Aspden's critically acclaimed text, Agboluaje uses carefully selected accounts of Oluwale's life to reveal how an optimistic and much loved showman who loved to dance, became the tragic victim of police persecution and brutality.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 whist in police custody. The police acts of prejudice and violence brought to light through the investigation of 1971 shook the population of Leeds, and thirty nine years on, the details of Oluwale's death still haunt the area.
Oladipo Agboluaje

Oladipo Agboluaje

Oladipo Agboluaje is a British playwright. He was born in Hackney and educated in Britain and Nigeria, studying Theatre Arts at the University of Benin. He later wrote a doctoral thesis at the Open University on West and South African drama. view full profile

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