Inua Ellams

b. 1984

Inua Ellams was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2018.

Inua Ellams, born in Nigeria, is a poet, playwright and performer, graphic artist and designer. He is a Complete Works poet alumnus and facilitates workshops in creative writing where he explores recurring themes in his work – identity, displacement and destiny – in accessible ways for participants of all ages and backgrounds. Inua has written for the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre and the BBC. His work has won the Live Canon International Poetry Prize, an Arts Council England Award, a Wellcome Trust Award, the Edinburgh Fringe First Award and the Liberty Human Rights Award.

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