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19 May, 2016

Life of a Reformist Bohra

Tickets : £3.00 to £4.00

Dreams Lost & Found present
Life of a Reformist Bohra - a life of activism
Thu 19 May, 7.30pm
Tickets: £4 (£3)

An interview hosted by Vanley Burke

Fazlehusein Kapasi is a local and international activist who has spent almost fifty years fighting against injustice and oppression. He grew up in a village in Hoima, in Uganda, where there was no running water or electricity. He studied by lamplight but grew to become a successful entrepreneur. His life has been defined by his rebellion against the tyranny of the head priests in his community - from the time he became a Reformist.

He was elected as Chair of the Lozells Traders Association after his shop was burnt down in the 1985 disturbances in Lozells. He and others agitated against decisions made by local Councillors and service providers that denied fair rights to the local people. His struggle in his community and the community of Lozells is a lesson in resilience, foresightedness and being true to ones' beliefs.

Haki Kapasi has written his story in her book, The Life of a Reformist Bohra. Vanley Burke will be interviewing Fazlehusein Kapasi on his life and his experiences. Vanley will also interview Haki Kapasi on the writing of her book.

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