Malik Al-Nasir

Malik Al Nasir is a Liverpool-born poet, social researcher and activist. His widely acclaimed 2021 book, Letters To Gil, related his life in the care system and a remarkable relationship with Gil Scott-Heron, who mentored him, from semi-literacy to a masters degree through poetry. He is now undertaking a PhD in history at the University of Cambridge and working on a new book about his roots back to Guyana and the slave plantations of Demerara.