Born in Nigeria, Inua Ellams is a touring poet, playwright, performer, graphic artist and designer. He has published three pamphlets of poetry: Candy Coated Unicorns and Converse All Stars, Thirteen Fairy Negro Tales and The Wire-Headed Heathen. His first play, The 14th Tale (a one-man show which he performed), was awarded a Fringe First at the Edinburgh International Theatre Festival and his third, Black T-Shirt Collection, ran at England’s National Theatre. He is a Complete Works poet alumni and a designer at White Space Creative Agency. Identity, displacement and destiny are recurring themes across his work, in which he also tries to mix the old with the new: traditional African storytelling with contemporary poetry, pencil with pixel, texture with vector images. He is the founder of the Midnight Run, an international, arts-filled, night-time, playful, urban, walking experience.
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