In a world where tower blocks are stone mountains and city walls are urban tapestries retelling epic fights, Michael keeps away from the warring tribes until a passerby helps him out of a tight situation. Instantly, he is pulled into the culture he has tried to escape. The city spirals out of control as battle lines are drawn and redrawn. In the quest for balance, loyalty, faith and friendships are tested, but will Michael succeed in ending the war? In rhythmic, sizzling poetry award-winning spoken word artist, Inua Ellams, conjures the violence of a city not unlike London and imagines a more beautiful world beyond it.
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About the Author
He is a poet and graphic artist, a writer with a style as infl uenced by classic literature as it is by hip hop. His debut play The 14th Tale (Fuel,
BAC, Apples & Snakes, London Word Festival) won a Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Festival 2009, toured and ran at the National Theatre in spring 2010. His other work includes Goats Milk & Mathematics (Chris
Ofi li), Night Knuckles and Not Writing & Waterfront (Louis Vuitton), What
Becomes of the Broken Hearted (Flipped Eye Ltd), The Scape Gallow (Tate
Modern), Untitled (Fuel, Soho Theatre) and Black T-Shirt Collection (Fuel).