Inua Ellams

Inua Ellams was born in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria in 1984. He left Nigeria in ’96 and works as a poet, playwright, performer and graphic designer/artist. He works primarily as a poet and describes his writings for theatre as ‘long poems.’ His first play The 14th Tale (Def Eye, Flipped Eye, 2009) commissioned by the Battersea Arts Centre, was awarded a Fringe First at the Edinburgh Festival, before a sold out run at The National Theatre in London. His second play Untitled was commissioned by Soho Theatre. His third play, Black T Shirt Collection is also published by Oberon Books and touring with Fuel Theatre Company during 2012. 

See the trailer for the Black T-Shirt Collection tour