Black T Shirt Collection

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Oberon Books, Mar 20, 2012 - Drama - 64 pages

“The wild things they did with those tees. Some held together by wooden pins. Some strung to wear just once. Some of long thin detachable sleeves...”


A T-shirt is something most people have. It is a common denominator like a pair of blue jeans or a pair of Converse All Stars. From Fringe First winner Inua Ellams, comes a new story about two foster brothers building a global t-shirt brand. On their journey from a market in Nigeria to a sweatshop in China, Matthew and Muhammed discover the consequences of success. The play tackles capitalism and exploitation, as well as sectarianism and homophobia in modern day Nigeria.

 

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About the author (2012)

Inua Ellams was born in Nigeria and now lives and works in London. He is a poet and graphic artist, a writer with a style as influenced 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 Ofili), Night Knuckles and Not Writing & Waterfront (Louis Vuitton), What Becomes of the Broken Hearted (Flipped Eye Ltd), The Scape Gallow (Tate Modern) and Untitled (Fuel, Soho Theatre).

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