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An Evening with an Immigrant
Tuesday 28th November 2017
Tuesday 28 November
PERFORMED IN THE LITTLE ALEX.
***** Matt Trueman, whatsonstage.com
**** Everything Theatre
“His words are incredible... The poems are just stunning.” Everything Theatre
AN EVENING WITH AN IMMIGRANT
PRESENTED BY INUA ELLAMS AND FUEL
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.
Littered with poems, stories and anecdotes, Inua will tell his ridiculous, fantastic, poignant immigrant-story of escaping fundamentalist Islam, 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 a place to call home.