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An Evening with an Immigrant

An Evening with an Immigrant
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  • Project: An Evening with an Immigrant
  • Artist/Company: Inua Ellams

Inua Ellams and Fuel present

An Evening with an Immigrant

written and performed by Inua Ellams

Born to a Muslim father and a Christian mother in what is now considered by many to be Boko Haram territory, award-winning poet and playwright Inua Ellams left Nigeria for England in 1996 aged 12, moved to Ireland for three years, before returning to London and starting work as a writer and graphic designer.

Part of this story was documented in his autobiographical Fringe First Award-winning play The 14th Tale, but much of it is untold. Littered with poems, stories and anecdotes, Inua will tell his ridiculous, fantastic, poignant immigrant-story of escaping fundamentalist Islam, experiencing prejudice and friendship in Dublin, performing solo at the National Theatre, and drinking wine with the Queen of England, all the while without a country to belong to or place to call home.

#AnEveningWith

***** Matt Trueman, whatsonstage.com

**** Everything Theatre

“His words are incredible... The poems are just stunning.” Everything Theatre

www.inuaellams.com

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