The Half-God of Rainfall by Inua Ellams
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About the Event
There is something about Demi. When this boy is angry, rain clouds gather. When he cries, rivers burst their banks and the first time he takes a shot on a basketball court, the deities of the land take note.
His mother, Modupe, looks on with a mixture of pride and worry. From close encounters, she knows Gods often act like men: the same fragile egos, the same unpredictable fury and the same sense of entitlement to the bodies of mortals.
She will sacrifice everything to protect her son, but she knows the Gods will one day tire of sports fans, their fickle allegiances and misdirected prayers. When that moment comes, it won’t matter how special he is. Only the women in Demi’s life, the mothers, daughters and Goddesses, will stand between him and a lightning bolt.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Inua Ellams was born in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria in 1984. He works as an internationally touring poet, playwright and performer. He has seven published books including ‘Thirteen Fairy Negro Tales’ (Poetry, Flipped Eye: 2005) ‘The 14th Tale’ (Play, Flipped Eye: 2009) - which was commissioned by the Battersea Arts Centre and awarded a Fringe First at the Edinburgh Festival, before a sold-out run at The National Theatre in London, England. His third theatre piece, ‘Black T-Shirt Collection’ (Play, Oberon: 2012) also completed a sold-out run at the National Theatre in 2012.
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