Thursday 11th April // 6:30pm //£3
Please join us in welcoming the exceptional Michael Fuller for an evening discussion on his memoir, Kill the Black One First. A story about race, identity, belonging and displacement, this is the memoir from Britain’s first ever black Chief Constable, whose life and career is not only a stark representation of race relations in the UK, but also a unique morality tale of how humanity deals with life’s injustices.
Michael Fuller was born to Windrush-generation Jamaican immigrants in 1959, and experienced a meteoric career in policing, from the beat to the Brixton inferno, through cutting edge detective work to the frontline of drug-related crime and violence on London’s most volatile estates. He took a pivotal role in the formation of Operation Trident, which tackled gun crime and gang warfare in the London community, and was later appointed as chief constable of Kent.
Kill the Black One First is a raw and unflinching account of a life in policing during a tumultuous period of race relations throughout the UK.
Michael will be joined by local writer and journalist, Marnie Summerfield Smith, and his book will be available to purchase and have signed on the night. Do come along for an exciting, insightful evening.
Tickets are £3 and can be purchased/reserved directly in store. Or, alternatively, call up to reserve.
‘Absorbing… revealing and affecting. There are pleasures here, and lessons to be learnt, whatever colour you are‘ – The Sunday Times