The Half God of Rainfall book now available for purchase
Posted on: 1st July 2019
From stage to page – Fuel’s production of Inua Ellams’ The Half God of Rainfall is now available as a book following its premiere at The Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Kiln Theatre.
The Half God of Rainfall has been described as ‘A love letter to lone parenting’.
Yes, it’s about a mother protecting her son. It’s also about a gifted athlete who is threatened by the adults around him.
It’s about immigration. Its context is religious colonisation and postcolonial Nigeria.
It’s a short story presented as an epic poem.
The villain is a Greek God King, Zeus. The hero is a Nigerian mortal woman, Modupe.
And the sport is basketball.
Following the critically acclaimed run at The Birmingham Rep and Kiln Theatre, Fuel invites you to re-live the story. Buy the book or listen to the story read by Inua Ellams.