It's a simple idea, really. 1. Wear a uniform 2. Protect who you love, what you care about 3. Let nothing get in your way Someone mugged Bruce's mum and he is not having it. The shock is still visible in her trembling fingers, rippling out across the calm waters of their lives. He grabs his hoodie, his uniform, his cape and goes out to find the culprit. Smithy wants everyone to stay inside, Uhuru wants everyone out. Tanya thinks it's boyish fun and games until, very suddenly, it isn't.
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 (Oberon: 2012) also completed a sold out run at the National Theatre in 2012. His poems have been published in magazines and anthologies including: Generation Txt, City State, The Salt Book of Younger Poets, The Shuffle Anthology and Chorus. Candy Coated Unicorns and Converse All Stars is his second pamphlet of poetry and he is currently working on #Afterhours, his third pamphlet. Inua Ellams acknowledges that as biographies go, this is essentially a gathered list of achievements that say nothing about his personality, thus, promises he is a nice guy. 'Trust me...' he says '... I'm Nigerian'.