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Inua Ellams


Born in Nigeria, INUA ELLAMS is a poet, playwright & performer, graphic artist &designer and founder of: The Midnight Run (an arts-filled, night-time, urban walkingexperience.), The Rhythm and Poetry Party (The R.A.P Party) which celebrates poetry& hip hop, and Poetry + Film / Hack (P+F/H) which celebrates Poetry and Film.Identity, Displacement & Destiny are reoccurring themes in his work, where he triesto mix the old with the new: traditional African oral storytelling with contemporary poetics, paint withpixel, texture with vector. His books are published by Flipped Eye, Akashic, Nine Arches, Penned InThe Margins, Oberon & Methuen