Internationally touring poet and playwright, Inua Ellams will be in conversation with Helen Eastman, discussing Ellams' contemporary epic, The Half God of Rainfall (2019) and his engagement with the myth of Icarus in works such as Ike / Rust (2020).
Born in Nigeria, Inua Ellams is a poet, playwright and performer, graphic artist and designer and founder of: The Midnight Run (an arts-filled, night-time, urban walking experience), The Rhythm and Poetry Party (The R.A.P Party) which celebrates poetry and hip hop, and Poetry + Film / Hack (P+F/H) which celebrates Poetry and Film.
Identity, Displacement and Destiny are reoccurring themes in his work, where he tries to mix the old with the new: traditional African oral storytelling with contemporary poetics, paint with pixel, texture with vector. His books are published by Flipped Eye, Akashic, Nine Arches, Penned In The Margins, Oberon & Methuen.
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