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Inua Ellams

e-Salon: Poetry & politics

Inua will tell his poignant immigration story of escaping fundamentalist Islam, experiencing prejudice and friendship in Dublin, performing solo at the National Theatre, and drinking wine with the Queen, all the while without a country to belong to or a place to call home.

Through poetry and one-on-one conversation with the man himself, we will take you on a profound exploration of endings, journeys, joy and forgiveness.


Born in Nigeria in 1984, Inua Ellams is an internationally touring poet, playwright, performer, graphic artist & designer. He is an ambassador for the Ministry of Stories and has published four books of poetry: ‘Candy Coated Unicorns and Converse All Stars’, ‘Thirteen Fairy Negro Tales’ 'The Wire-Headed Heathen' and '#Afterhours'. His first play ‘The 14th Tale’ was awarded a Fringe First at the Edinburgh International Theatre Festival and his fourth ‘Barber Shop Chronicles’ sold out its run at England’s National Theatre. Recently. he has been touring 'An Evening With An Immigrant' and working on ‘The Half God of Rainfall’ – a new play in verse. In graphic art & design, online and in print, he tries to mix the old with the new, juxtaposing texture and pigment with flat shades of colour and vector images. He lives and works from London, where he founded the Midnight Run, a nocturnal urban excursion. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. 



15 Jul 2020

7.30 - 8.30 pm

Tickets: This e-salon is a free event but we suggest a contribution of 20€.

Online event: zoom link will be sent to registered participants 

Time: Virtual doors: 7.00 pm (CET) Inua Ellams: 7.30 – 8.30 PM


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