Malik Al Nasir
Malik Al Nasir is an author, poet and academic from Liverpool. His memoir Letters to Gil is a compelling account of his childhood experiences in a brutal UK Local Authority care system, which at eighteen, left him traumatised, semi-literate, homeless, and destitute.
A chance meeting with poet and activist Gil Scott-Heron was to prove life changing, setting him on a path to success. As of Spring 2023, Malik is reading for a PhD in history at University of Cambridge on a full ESRC scholarship, and was awarded the prestigious Sydney Smith Memorial Prize for ‘outstanding achievement’ at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge as well as The Vice Chancellors Award for ‘Global Impact’.