The 14th Tale (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author


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.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781783198856
ISBN-10: 1783198850
Publisher: Oberon Books
Publication Date: March 29th, 2016
Pages: 64
Language: English