An Evening with an Immigrant by Inua Ellams
Stratford Circus
16-18 Mar 2017


An Evening with an Immigrant by Inua Ellams, Stratford Circus An Evening with an Immigrant by Inua Ellams, Stratford Circus

Born to a Muslim father and a Christian mother in what is now considered by many to be Boko Haram territory, in 1996 award-winning poet and playwright Inua Ellams left Nigeria for England 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 hilarious autobiographical Edinburgh Fringe First Award-winning play The 14th Tale, but much of it is untold. Littered with poems, stories and anecdotes, Inua tells his ridiculous, fantastic, poignant immigrant-story of escaping fundamentalist Islam, directing an arts festival at his college in Dublin, performing solo shows 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.



Info: An Evening with an Immigrant by Inua Ellams is at Stratford Circus from 16-18 March 2017 / Book tickets



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