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Knight Watch

Knight Watch

by Inua Ellams

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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An urban dystopia is imagined in images of startling beauty in this spoken word play. Michael has managed to keep out of the gang wars surrounding him, until he meets Lu, a girl from another estate. Suddenly all hell has broken loose and Michael represents the only chance of redemption for them all.