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The 14th Tale Inua Ellams

The 14th Tale By Inua Ellams

The 14th Tale by Inua Ellams


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Summary

The 14th Tale is a beautiful mellifluous narrative that tells the hilarious exploits of a natural born mischief.

The 14th Tale Summary

The 14th Tale by Inua Ellams

1988: at four-years-old, he short-circuited his home with a silver spoon and a Betamax video player. 1989: stopped a 700-strong student assembly with a tantrum. 1995: was chased through jungle growth by a crazed, frustrated French teacher called Monsieur Batcock...Misfit? Apparently - until a little family research reveals a pattern of mischief reaching as far back as a great grandfather, and so the story begins: I'm from a long line of trouble makers, of ash skinned Africans, born with clenched fists and a natural thirst for battle only quenched by breast milk. They'd suckle as if the white silk sliding between gums were liquid peace treaties from mums. The 14th Tale is a beautiful mellifluous narrative that tells the hilarious exploits of a natural born mischief, growing from the clay streets of Nigeria to rooftops in Dublin and finally to London by award-winning writer and performer Inua Ellams.

The 14th Tale Reviews

A sharp reminder of the power of language and rhythm The Scotsman; original, experimental, beautiful * Culture Wars *
Inua Ellams captures our attention as soon as he opens his mouth * The Times *

About Inua Ellams

Born in Nigeria in 1984, Inua Ellams is an internationally touring poet, playwright, performer, graphic artist & designer. He has published two volumes of poetry: Candy Coated Unicorns and Converse All Stars and Thirteen Fairy Negro Tales. 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 lives and works from London, where he founded the Midnight Run, a nocturnal urban excursion.

Additional information

GOR010746209
9781783198856
1783198850
The 14th Tale by Inua Ellams
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2015-08-06
56
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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