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.