Sat, Jul 07|
Remain Free: An Author Talk with GAUTAM NARULA
Discover the remarkable bond between a teenager and Troy Davis, the world's most famous death row inmate, and their journey through the shadows of the criminal justice system.
Time & Location
Jul 07, 2018, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Boston, 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
About the event
In 2011, Troy Anthony Davis, a black man convicted of murdering white police officer Mark MacPhail in cold blood, was the world’s most famous death row inmate. In the twenty-two years since the murder, Davis had faced four execution dates. The day after one of those execution dates, a fifteen-year-old named Gautam Narula wrote Davis a letter.
In his award-winning memoir Remain Free, Gautam Narula details his unlikely friendship with Troy Davis, a man wrongfully accused of killing a police officer. Drawing upon hundreds of hours of conversations, letters, and personal visits, the memoir explores the issues that plague the criminal justice system. Remain Free is a brutally honest expression of humanity existing in even the darkest of places. Co-hosted by the Boston Public Library, Kavita Chhibber.com, and the South Asian Arts and Cultural Council.