Dr Shahed Yousaf on his harrowing, humorous and hard-hitting insight into life behind bars from a prison GP
Part of Leeds Lit Fest.
Dr Shahed Yousaf spends his time running between emergencies – from overdoses to assaults, from cell fires to suicides – with one hand perpetually hovering over the panic button. Being a prison doctor is not for the faint-hearted. Dr Y chooses not to ask what crimes his patients have committed – they are patients first and prisoners second
Shahed will be in conversation about his book Stitched Up. In the words of Kit de Waal: “Whatever you think you know about men in prison…Yousaf’s memoir will open your eyes and your heart and make you wish things were different.”
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